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.


  • 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.

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FFML Posting HistoryEdit

  1. Originally posted as "Chapter 5B".

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  1. Post at FFML
  2. ftp file of Welcome to Gaijin's Realm (dead link)
  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 (dead Link)
  5. Internet Archive record of Mark's Manic Mumblings... - Retreived 18/8/2018