"I found one! I found one! A genuine tommyglyph! Look, look!"
The old one is trembling with excitement. They look at you occasionally.
They smell nothing like the mall.
They have a bit of a lisp.
"That strange white tablet beneath us! They started cropping up lately. Same time as that mall appeared actually. Can't understand 'em though. Say... you're new too."
"Yep. We're both locked out. I'm sure I have a key around here somewhere, but I'll need help with an oddly specific riddle first."
"Hey, I'm the one asking the riddles, buddy."
What will you do?
The people of The Tommyzone can acknowledge tommyglyphs, but they can't read them.
a shame, this one seems pretty excited about it