Today marks a very exciting day for me. Today will be my 50th puzzle on this site, and as such, I've created a challenge the likes of which I have never done before. I hope it to be my most challenging one. It combines many elements to create a story. I encourage partial answers and working together if you'd like.
For this puzzle, I reccommend that you take a look at my previous riddles relating to this, That is a Battlefield, A Lad Named E. Mandala, Conspiracy Theories, and I received an email from a trusted source which contains flags and symbols
For those of you who have been avid readers of this series, you may have wondered what happened to Adedayo, the so-called Prince of Nigeria. When we last left him, he had invited me to meet up with him in Nigeria. I am pleased to say that I had an opportunity to meet up with the young Prince, of whose exploits I have are sure to amaze. Below is my journal that I kept while on our journey. Young Adedayo asked me to encrypt it, lest any unwanted person end up trying to challenge our young hero.
The Gold 50
D ei rcy qrepr lz wlsp pyzsqeh, rcy idbbhy lz e mykb,
Udrc wlsp klqy dk wlsp nypsqeh, wlshh zdkb iy eq wlsp zpdykb.
D yvdqr er rcy myadkkdka, ekb er rcy ykb.
Di rcypy ucyk wlspy udkkdka, rcy cydacr lz e rpykb.
Di klr dk zedhspy, rclsac dz wlspy zedhdka, dhh qspy rl adty wls e cekb.
Di dkcypykrhw qyhzdqc, rcy yndrliy lz qyhz.
D myhlka dkqdby qcyhzdqc, d jek my e rwny lz qcyhz.
Di klr dkqdby wls, rclsac d ei e nepr lz wlsp zeidhw.
D hdgy ndypq, drq rpsy, d jek ilty emlsr zeqr ekb zheqcdhw.
D ueqkr rcypy er rcy myadkkdka, klp er rcy ykb.
Di rcypy zlp yejc ekb ytypw lky,
Rclsac wls ulkr zdkb iy skbyp rcy qsk.
D rpw rl qidhy ytypw bew,
Rclsac udrclsr iy, wls ulkr cety isjc rl qew.
Di yjqrerdj rl qyy wls.
Di lnyk rl osyqrdlkq, wlshh zdkb iy ucyk pyehdrw cdrq.
Di qspnpdqyb qsaayqrdlkq, dhh iegy wls jcyypw ucyk wls jehh dr osdrq.
D hdgy blksrq, msr di qspy rcerq kl qspnpdqy.
Di dk plmlrq, qyyk ucyk wls lnyk wlsp ywyq.
Di ek yvjheierdlk, pdacr myzlpy ek yvnhyrdty.
Zyep iy ucyk wls qyy iy dk rcpyy,
Wlshh qyy iy zlp wlsp ytykdka rye.
Jlkzsqyb qliyrdiyq zlp iw qdqryp.
Iewmy wlshh qyy iy dk e rudqryp.
Ebb e r ekb dhh myjliy e rwny lz mpekjc.
Ucer dq rcer kldqy? Bdb iw nclky fsqr ndka?
You're going to want this, http://i.stack.imgur.com
Considering that the riddles were what I considered the easy part of this puzzle, I'm going to throw everyone a bone to get things moving along.
6 - use it well
Hint 3: (Pretty much necessary to continue the puzzle. Imgur reduced the image quality, making it impossible to continue unless I did this)
Hint 4: Here's the highlighted version, as I promised (I made it pretty obvious)
Hint 5: Look closer at this area