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My pieces are associated with earth, sea and sky, dark, and time.

My adornments come from a source of etymology: a vessel, a mother, a mentor, and a power-hungry traitor.

The vessel, the dark, and a foul mouth point the way to where I'm useful.

What am I?


Hint 1:

The woman who collects me is named after a month and a man.

Hint 2:

The Greek paradise is opposed to Iron Man's world?

Hint 3:

The game where I appear has been ranked among the best adventures, and it's self-proclaimed to have the greatest duration or distance (depending on interpretation).

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You are:

The Stone Disk, from The Longest Journey, a game I haven't played in a looooong time

The Title "I've been all around Greece's paradise?" and hint 2:

"Greece's paradise" is Arcadia (the game's alternate world of magic) and "Iron Man's world" is Stark (the game's name for our world in the future). (Also, "around" was a clumsy hint at the object's shape.)

My pieces are associated with earth, sea and sky, dark, and time.

This refers from whom you obtain the pieces:
Earth: The Banda (diggers).
Sea and sky: A piece that was further split between the Maerum (mermaid-like creatures) and the Alatien (winged creatures).
Dark: The Dark People.
Time: The Venar exist "outside of time".

My adornments come from a source of etymology: a vessel, a mother, a mentor, and a power-hungry traitor.

Refers to the jewels.
In game, the etymology is that "Draic Kin" (the "correct" term for these beings) is the origin of the word "dragon".
Red -> Cortez -> Mentor
White -> Mother
Green -> Jacob McAllen -> Power-hungry
Blue -> Old God -> Vessel: Part of the game's lore is that the ancestors of the Maerum and the Alatien travelled to the precursor to Stark+Arcadia inside the Old God.

The vessel, the dark, and a foul mouth point the way to where I'm useful.

This refers to characters that guide you. The Old God instructs the Dark People to give the protagonist a star chart pointing the way to the entrance to the Guardian's Realm, which they originally made based on his supernatural communications. Then, the map is deciphered by Burns Flipper, a hacker who swears a lot (and as the answerer remembered, he uses a hover chair): "I remember a guy who looked like he was in a wheelchair or something (maybe just sat around a lot) who was vulgar...one of the first f-bombs I remember hearing in my life was an improvised middle name for the protagonist..."

Hint 3 is obviously:

A hint as to the name (and adventure game genre) of the game.


I must say,

I haven't played this game since I was a kid, so a bit (a lot) of research had to be done. But when your hint mentioned a female protagonist, I eventually thought of April Ryan...an oddly memorable name, I guess (also fits hint 1!).

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  • $\begingroup$ This is correct - I think I'll edit it a bit to add some of the explanations for the clues, then accept it. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Schepler Jun 20 '18 at 16:54

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