The Act of Vanishing Completely


~ Celina Michalska, Records Keeping.




Registered Phenomena Code: 279

Object Class: Alpha-Yellow

Hazard Types: Auditory, Sapient, Regenerative

Containment Protocols: RPC-279-A is to be contained in a standard humanoid containment cell at Site-108, a facility situated in Minato City, Japan. Biweekly therapy sessions are to be conducted by Clinical Psychology Researcher Dr. Iwazaru and are to be maintained to further evaluate signs of continual memory loss/degradation.

A daily prescription of cholinesterase inhibitors1 and appropriate analgesic drugs are recommended for RPC-279-A's condition. Proposals for heightened drug dosages are to be authorized by Researchers with Level-3 clearance.

Description: RPC-279-A is a metamorphic humanoid that currently appears as a 21-year-old human female of Japanese descent named Hatsugiku Taro; it is 155cm tall and speaks Japanese in an Okinawan dialect.

RPC-279-A exhibits regenerative capabilities and corporeal augmentation. Though normally limited in capability, RPC-279-A uses these abilities to create accessories. On its person are the following:

  • Hairpins made from protrusions of occipital bone that grow at the back of the head
  • White face paint made from nails and teeth.2
  • Kimono comprised of organic polymers, gestated from its hair follicles
  • Layered silk fabrics made from pigmented skin
  • High platform shoes made from skin and metatarsal bone

Alternatively, RPC-279-A has also shown the ability to alter its larynx to produce different vocal octaves. Further research into RPC-279-A's capacity to augment itself is ongoing (see Addendum-279-02: Schedule & Followup).

As a consequence of its abilities, RPC-279-A is subject to symptoms similar to early-onset Alzheimer's disease. This is due to cranial hemorrhages that occur within memory-related structures of the brain, such as the hippocampus and amygdala, when it manipulates its body. Thus, RPC-279-A possesses short-term memory impairment, which limits its ability to recall names and objects.

RPC-279-A's internal physiology is exceedingly redundant; as a result, a significant series of anomalous augmentations to 7 kidneys allows RPC-279-A to produce stem cells. In conjunction with a complex endocrine system and an overactive pituitary gland, the transport of these cells is rapid.

Near-universally, externalized forms of psychological harm cause the growth of cancerous cells within injured bodily regions. This harm is particularly reinforced by mental duress and latent trauma. Current research into RPC-279-A's psychosomatic condition is inconclusive. RPC-279-A's cognitive defects and properties were discovered during containment.


On February 11, 2012, news reports originating from the red-light district of Kabukicho, Tokyo described sightings of a woman missing all her skin below the neck. Local law enforcement reported that the woman exited a hostess club, and proceeded to frantically cry out for aid before attempting to stop vehicles.

The Department of Humanoid Trafficking assigned the woman with a provisional RPC designation.3 Due to its anomalous properties, excessive dermis, adipose, and osseous tissue accumulated in loose polyps on its person and sloughed off as a result of movement. Recovered samples experienced decay typical of necrosis. Soon after, the humanoid fell unconscious due to blood loss and paramedics had extracted it to a nearby hospital.

In the following hours, a team of Authority medical practitioners arrived and assumed care of RPC-279-A. A misinformation campaign was distributed to the press and non-veiled medical professionals; these documents claimed that the patient had experienced a rare symptom analogous to Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Furthermore, displays of rapid skin and muscle recovery were explained as a bizarre allergic reaction to an unknown chemical exfoliant. Biohazard teams seized residual RPC-279-A tissue samples within the area.

Addendum-279-A-01: Initial Interview

Under the guise of a routine clinical inquiry, an Authority physician was tasked with ascertaining RPC-279-A's previous whereabouts and frame of mind.

Addendum-279-A-02: Schedule & Followup

Initial reconnaissance discovered a schedule that detailed showtime events. Below is an English translated version.


Beach, shrine, and castle stages must be approved by kitano odori committee.

Date: Title: Synopsis:
01/15/11 A Lady of Forests A courtesan has an affair with daimyō Date Tsunamune, which leads to a ritualistic suicide by a tree in Aokigahara Forest.
03/22/11 Palisade: A Funeral For Two Lions The family of the Minamoto clan attends the cremation of a loved one. The event proceeds as relatives pick apart the remains with metallic chopsticks, that is until it is abruptly intercepted by a rival clan, which arrives on horseback and slays the attendants. In the end, the cadavers were piled onto a cremation pyre.
06/01/11 Spring-birds Beside Fushimi Inari The romance between a lowly peasant and a courtesan ends in a double suicide. The animals (representative of reincarnation) of Fushimi Inari rear from the background, weep and consume their bodies.
08/20/11 The Estate Takao Toshima, an heir to the Toshima Manor, secretly murders familial members in order to gain sole ownership of the manor. Upon raping and murdering a witness to his crimes, Toshima has a flashback revealing the recently deceased corpse to be his mother. The lone prince castrates himself as an act of redemption while the corpse below him sings the Song of Mourning.4
12/30/11 Sakura and the Secret Memory A courtesan is home-sick and attempts to return to her village near Aokigahara Forest. Disavowed by her husband and without rickshaw transport, she travels on foot through the forest. In the fog, stray tree branches (serrated and hook-shaped) tear at her clothing and skin. "A sea of trees by the outskirts of Thebes"5 is written on a placard by a deadwood tree. By the end, the courtesan, who is heavily injured, collapses and dies, bleeding beside a thicket; the Song of Healing is sung from somewhere below the soil.

After relocation and detainment at Site-108, observations revealed that RPC-279-A had issues with visual/spatial perception, word association, and long-term recollection. This prompted its diagnosis. As such, RPC-279-A was given 4mg-8mg tablets of Razadyne daily to combat its malady.

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