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Relatively Absent is written by Mark Shurtleff and began online publication February 19th, 2003.[1] It currently stands incomplete at a prologue and 11 chapters, the most recent of which was published on August 13th, 2004.[2]


The battle at Horai-san ended in disaster for Ranma when Herb's final defence shattered the mountain, burying Ranma deep in the rubble. Meanwhile an ancient artifact has lost it's guardian and must search for another. It finds one in an almost dead and buried girl. With the artifacts help, Ranma survives, but what of her now. Trapped as a girl and bonded to an ancient artifact, her life is definitely going to be different. At least she gets some unexpected help from her mothers family...[3]
Ranma Saotome fought a fierce and desperate battle against Herb of the Musk on Mount Horai to undo the effects of the curse-locking Chiisuiton. The repercussions of him losing this fight are far-reaching as they force the neo-girl to travel a very different path, one that leads her to be relatively absent from those who once knew her.[4]


PLOT NEEDED - This article is missing a plot summary of the events of this story.

Prologue: Battle on Mount Horai[]

Chapter 1: The Replacement[]

Chapter 2: All in the Family[]

Chapter 3: A Different Path[]

Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home?[]

Chapter 5: Adjustments[]

Chapter 6: Barbarians at the Gates[]

Chapter 7: Et tu?[]

Chapter 8: Interregnum[]

Chapter 9: Interregnum II[]

Chapter 10: Interregnum III[]

Chapter 11: Transitions[]


  • Two side stories exist, Dust by K.C. and Illusions of Honor by Andrew Norris.
  • When Mark Shurtleff closed his website Gaijins Realm in 2009, he stated on his blog that "I specifically do not want my incomplete stories to be made available elsewhere. If you have archived any of my stories, please delete them from your site. In addition, I specifically do not want any of my stories to be continued or expanded by another author."[5] As such, no known copy of Relatively Absent exists online.
  • The author or someone claiming to be the author diligently copyright claims most archives of this work. Repeatedly. If any of the links below have been taken down that would be the reason.

Fan Art[]

FFML Posting History[]

  • Prologue & Chapter 1 19/02/03
  • Chapter 2 23/02/03
  • Chapter 3 01/04/03
  • Chapter 4 13/04/03
  • Chapter 5 10/11/03
  • Chapter 6[6] 10/11/03
  • Chapter 7A 29/01/04
  • Chapter 7B 29/01/04
  • Chapter 8A 08/03/04
  • Chapter 8B 08/03/04
  • Announcement of posting Chapter 9 to website 26/05/04
  • Announcement of posting Chapter 10 to website 06/07/04

See Also[]

External Links[]


  1. Post at FFML (Link subsequently deleted)
  2. ftp file of Welcome to Gaijin's Realm (Link subsequently deleted)
  3. Description from Internet Archive record of The Penultimate Ranma Fanfic Index - Retrieved 24-03-2018
  4. Description from ftp file of Welcome to Gaijin's Realm (Link subsequently deleted)
  5. Internet Archive record of Mark's Manic Mumblings... - Retrieved 18-08-2018
  6. Originally posted as "Chapter 5B".