Competition: Akaarn's Puzzle Corner #1

Akaarn's Puzzle Corner #1

Greetings Odanites!! It is I, Akaarn Tayl'cor, your friendly neighborhood Archaeologue! It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to the first installment of "Akaarn's Puzzle Corner!" This will hopefully be a multipart series, assuming Lady Archenksova doesn't send the 'Scratchers' and I somewhere that will get us killed. Who am I kidding, of course she will, but I will do my best to provide. This little mini series is to give my fellow COU members up to snuff on their on-the-fly cryptography. Whether you're on the battle field, or in the ruins of a dark hole in some backwoods of the galaxy, such skills may be all the difference between being dead, or having so many injuries the medical droid lists what isn't wrong with you instead. I digress! Lets see how well you do! This will be a timed challenge, so clever counts!

Competition Information
Organized by
Hunter Akaarn Tayl'cor
Running time
2017-05-10 until 2017-06-10 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Clan Odan-Urr
Competition Type
Third Level Crescents
16 subscribers, of which 1 has participated.
Vanguard Corvus Corax
Subscription time
May 28, 2017 20:55
Submission time
May 29, 2017 13:25
Time taken
59421 seconds (± about 17 hours)
Textual submission

the answer will mark
your safe passage
what grows when it eats
but dies when it drinks
the path rubies will lead
you to the heart

That's all I've managed to puzzle out so far :P This is a damn good puzzle man, the semaphore was a hard one to get :D

1st place