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Embedded in me lies the crucial key,
don't try too hard to trust all of me.
interesting, this riddle I hope you find,
these sentence structures, you must not mind.

Heed me not, for I leave very little tracks.
in a place not far, I have buried them in the past.
so where oh where, should i start?
two, the number of steps to solve me thorough.
off all the places, it can't get more obvious.
ready yourself, for here comes the hard partt.

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The first letters of each line spell out

Edit History

This is also hinted at by

The line "I have buried them in the past"

So if we

Check the puzzle's edit history, we see that five letters have been changed. Together these spell out "shift".

This points at

A rot cipher, specifically rot24. This is hinted at by the line "two, the number of steps to solve me thorough" - we're moving every letter two steps backward (or 24 steps forward; they're basically the same thing).

If we use this to decode the last line, we get the final message:

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  • $\begingroup$ Based on an earlier solution that was accepted but then deleted. $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Jul 7 '17 at 11:11

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