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Phantom Book of Resurrection
Professor Book

Original Name

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Romanized Name

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Author

Unknown

Debut

Chapter 5 (light novel 2);
Episode 11

Powers

It resurrects the dead.

User

Professor

Status

Inside the Rasiel's Bookshelf

The real title of this Phantom Book was never revealed in the series. It was used by the Professor to resurrect Ilas Alcock. It's present in The Mystic Archives of Rasiel story.

It’s seen in the anime adaptation as a book with elaborate cover colored in green, yellow and rust red, in tones commonly observed in Ancient Egyptian art.[1]

Background[]

Rasiel and the Professor wish to see Ilaspoetry collection become a Phantom Book as the author is inspired by the despair caused by the Great War. When the Allied pilot died during an attack from the opposite faction, the Phantom Book of Resurrection was used by the Professor, allowing Ilas to continue writing as a legendary ace known as the Faceless Ghost, with no memories of his past. The book used to bring him back from the dead is sealed inside the Rasiel's Bookshelf.[2]

Powers[]

The Phantom Book grants the power of resurrecting the dead. For instance, Allied Flight lieutenant Ilas Alcock died when a railway gun attacked his hometown. He was revived as a legendary ace in the opposite faction, seeing only occasional flashes of memory from his past life. It’s not clear if death have erased his memory or if the phenomenon is a side effect caused by the Phantom Book.

Its power can be stopped at any moment. In that case, the person resurrected can take the appearance of a corpse instantaneously. Energy will leave his body, his skin will crack and his muscles will dry and crumple. The user must remove a bookmark from between the pages of the Phantom Book, then close it shut, to make the target turn into ashes.[2] Alternatively, in the anime, the person affected disappears into the sky as dots of light along with the sarcophagus-themed bookmark.[1]

Plot[]

Resurrection Book

The Professor uses the Phantom Book to dispose of Ilas.

During his last dogfight, Ilas learns from Hugh about the past. Ilas was an Allied pilot who died when a railway gun attacked his hometown. The Captain cannot believe what Hugh is saying. When Ilas is shot down, Rasiel and the Professor show up. The little girl has a void in place of her left eye. The Captain had failed in using the legend of the Faceless Ghost to cause despair and consequently create a Phantom Book for the Rasiel's Bookshelf. Ilas, wishing a second chance, tries to reach Rasiel, but power leaves his body. On his knees, looking like a corpse, he finally remembers his past life. The Professor pulls out a bookmark pressed between the pages of the Phantom Book of Resurrection. After closing it, Ilas’ body collapses into ashes, which are taken by the wind. The Professor puts the Phantom Book back into the void of Rasiel's left eye. She screams in agony. Her metal eyepatch reappears soon after. The Professor has an old golden key in his hand.[2]

In the anime, Ilas does not take the appearance of a corpse. The moment showing the Phantom Book being sealed back into the Rasiel's Bookshelf was not adapted.[1]

Trivia[]

References[]

Phantom Books
72 Sacred Notes of the Shem-ha-mephorash - Atargatis Scripture - Book of a Thousand Sorrows - Book of Adventure - Book of Atonement - Book of Avalon - Book of Equivalence - Book of Fairy - Book of Fetus - Book of Gap - Book of Humanization - Book of Hypnosis - Book of Lifetime - Book of Relationship - Book of Styx - Book of the Eleusis Ritual - Book of the House-Elf - Book of Imprint - Book of Meditation of Supreme Cooking - Book of Oblivion - Book of the Outer God - Book of Paradise - Book of Royal Power - Book of the Sage - Book of the Salamander's Seal - Book of Sleep - Book of the Descendant of the Mist - Book of the Feast of the Dead of the Windowless Hall - Book of the Flatterer - Book of the Jealous Girlfriend - Book of the King's Coffin - Book of the Ritual of the Migratory Locusts - Book of the Silver Well - Book of Those Who Want Beauty - Book of Twilight - Book of Wisdom - Catalogue - Collection of Visions - Crastinus Dies Nunquam Sciat - Decorative Plywood of Merneith - Depiction of Mountains and Rivers - Divine Encyclopedia of the Yin Kings - Divine Pattern of Floating Silk - Faceless Book - Fata Morgana - Go in an Instant - Hezār Afsān - Hymn of Hel - Logbook - John Wilkes Booth’s Diary - Kairos’ Dynastic History - Loge - Memories of That Day - Old Bradshaw’s Timetable - Pioneer Book - Phantom Book of Resurrection - Phantom Score - Rahōto Reihō Kaigen - Ritual of Reality - Template Book - The Aggregate of Burning Golden Beads - The Clay Tablet of Ugarit - The Dictator's Book - The Great Queen Poem - The Harlequinade - The Nāgārjuna’s Manuscript - The Ophiuchus Manuscript - The Pedigree of All Creations - The Sage's Slate - The Scent God's Scripture - The World - Vignette of Eternal Twilight

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