Warning: Potential Spoilers Ahead
I have successfully translated the hidden message in the community center! Don’t read any further if you’d rather figure it out on your own.
I took another glance at the strange symbols I saw in the community center and had a eureka moment: it’s a substitution cipher!
The first two words looked to me like “WE ARE”. Going by this I started filling in those letters elsewhere.
Hmm, some words aren’t making sense. It turns out the “ARE” should have been “THE”.
The solution from this point is straightforward! Here’s the completed message:
WE THE _UNIMO ARE HAPPY TO AID YOU. IN RETURN WE ASK FOR GIFTS OF THE VALLEY. IF YOU ARE ONE WITH FOREST MAGIC THEN YOU WILL SEE THE TRUE NATURE OF THIS SCROLL.
Well, 99% completed. The first letter in their name “_unimo” isn’t used anywhere else, so there’s no way to find it conclusively. The following letters are not used yet:
B J Q X Z
If I had to guess, I’d say these mysterious creatures are either called Bunimo or Junimo.
It looks like I’ll need a dash of forest magic after all.