The flying keris

An animated object with its own murderous personality, or perhaps simply a weapon wielded by an invisible Constant Companion. Those who don’t indulge in the magic can never be sure what the flying keris is, or if indeed it’s real. But anthropologists such as R J Wilkinson and R O Winstedt mention it in their works. An owner of such weapon is the protagonist’s maternal great-grandmother, a scary old matriarch whom they call Moyang. After the massacre of the terrorist guerillas at Gajah Village in 1952, the family heirloom was passed on to a female relative. As of 1985, the whereabouts of the keris was unknown.

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