Raksa (Formerly titled as Adiwira)
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I found out that there is already a book published locally with the same title!
Adiwira literally translates as “superhero” (Adi = Super; Wira = Hero). While this means that the word is public domain and not exclusive for the said book, out of respect to the artist who have used the title first, I’ll have to change it to a different name.
There were options for substitute but most of them will contribute to revealing too much, close to a spoiler. Therefore, Raksa will do for now.
In Malay, Raksa carries multiple meanings that I find suitable in describing the titular character. One of which I find interesting: a spell to make one become invulnerable. It also means the mercury which is sort of the colour of the armour.
(Source: Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka)
It’s funny to realize that my publishing works are perpetuated by the letter R (Retrojak & Rawak, save for Black Light).