Diemen Xicali is a young Alternian troll living in Outglut during the time period of Hiveswap and Hiveswap Friendsim. Diemen was first revealed during the Hiveswap Troll Call event alongside Skylla Koriga on December 6, 2017. His bullet points were "All About That Oblong Meat Product", "oblong meat product contents: uncertain", and "current oblong meat product temperature: 65 degrees fahrenheit". Diemen was then featured alongside Ardata Carmia in Hiveswap Friendship Simulator: Volume One. His bullet points were altered as from December 6, 2018 to "Meat enthusiast", "Living the nomadic shrubbery lifestyle" and "Cheerfully nihilist".

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Diemen is the name of a town in the province of North Holland, Netherlands, which comes from the river Diem (itself originating from di eme, meaning "the water"). Alternatively, it may come from the German die men ("the men"), or its agricultural definition of "a layered pile of hay, peat, or straw in the open field". Xicali may originate from Mexicali, the capital city of Baja California. Additionally, Xicali in chinese means "scrubbing force", possibly alluding to a birth assignment typical of a rustblood.

Diemen's leaked placeholder name, "Hotdog", comes from his original design having a wiener dog lusus, according to James Roach. It fits his current love of hot dogs as well.

Biography (Dubiously Canon)[edit | edit source]

Prior to the events of Hiveswap Friendship Simulator: Volume One, Diemen lived in a hive in Outglut with his lusus. However, shortly before the start of the game, a drone patrol bombed his home as part of routine culling of lowbloods. His lusus was killed, and Diemen was forced to take to the streets, obtaining food by "talking people" into giving him oblong meat products.

The player, as the MSPA Reader, can encounter Diemen on the streets of Outglut at the start of Hiveswap Friendsim. Diemen is initially suspicious of the player's motives, and worries that they seek to take his meat product from him.

Bad Endings[edit | edit source]

Diemen's first bad ending

If the player asks him for a bite of his hot dog, Diemen, offended by their resquest, will abandon the player, leaving them forever.

The "You killed him!" bad ending to Diemen's route

If the player chooses to pat his back, Diemen will warm to them considerably, to the extent that the MSPA Reader wonders if Diemen is making flushed advances on them. Diemen offers to share his oblong meat product, suggesting he and the MSPA Reader both place the hotdog in their mouths and eat along it, Lady and the Tramp style. However, the MSPA Reader chokes on the meat, and accidentally spits it back into Diemen's face. Diemen is so shocked that he stumbles backwards, pulling the player with him, and after rolling down a hill, Diemen hits his head on a concrete curb , after which MSPA Reader lands on him ass first , leading to the outcome of Diemen being killed , and MSPA Reader accidentally and unwillingly earning the high ranking title of deadliest ass on Alternia . The player attemps to hide the body in a bush, but is unsuccessful, and Ardata appears offering to clean up the mess. This results in the bad "you killed him!!" ending to Diemen's route.

Good Ending[edit | edit source]

The "Meat heaven!!!" good ending to Diemen's route

If the player chooses to hug Diemen, then during the awkward embrace Diemen will accidentally drop the oblong meat product, causing the MSPA Reader to accidentally trample it into the mud. Diemen is distraught, but in their attempts to comfort him the player offers to help him obtain a new one, claiming, falsely, that they know where a large number of oblong meat products can be obtained. Spurred on by this, Diemen follows the player on a circuitous, random route through Outglut, that eventually leads them into the sewers. After more aimless wandering, Diemen feels that he is too tired to go on, and despairs at his inability to obtain more meat products. However, he feels gratitude to the player for attempting to help him. The two then feel the rumbling of a drone patrolling the sewers, and hurry to escape. Diemen falls in the sewage, only to be rescued by the player and pulled up a ladder to the surface. The two realize that they have emerged into a meat storage freezer, filled with oblong meat products. Diemen is overjoyed, and he and the player become certified friends in this "meat heaven!!!" good ending to Diemen's route.

Personality and Traits (Dubiously Canon)[edit | edit source]

A low-ranking burgundy blood, Diemen's hive was destroyed by drones in a routine neighborhood culling prior to the events of Hiveswap Friendsim, an event that also killed his Lusus. Diemen was subsequently made homeless, and forced to live on the streets scrounging for food; particularly, Oblong Meat Products, a Troll hotdog analog. Despite being forced to live on the streets, he retains a relatively optimistic view on life and does what he can to get by. He mentions that he's gotten quite proficient at talking people into giving him meat products, but is still quite wary of people trying to steal his food right under his nose--it's happened several times in the past, since trolls think Diemen's status as a burgundy makes him an easy mark. Yet, he later laments that he's not particularly good at anything, and some of his attempts to get more food ends up ruining his friendships.  While friendly and open to chat with others, Diemen prefers taking things slow when making new friends as he wants to assess whether the person in question is indeed friendship material. His cautiousness can be attributed to the fact that he's worried people are only trying to get close to him so they can get his oblong meat product. Diemen's trust can be earned by being a good and understanding listener, as well as being genuinely helpful and kind to him. By then, he's more likely to speak candidly about his life, and even offer the player his shirt to use as a sling for their broken arm. It should be noted that he seems to get really attached to the player in a short amount of time; in his good ending, he stares at the player a little too intensely after the player saved his life, while his second bad ending has him blatantly making flushed advances on the player.  When Diemen loses his hot dog to the player's clumsiness, he is visibly distraught and upset. But the instant the player offers to get him another one, Diemen is willing to put his grievances aside and follow the player in their search for food. Once fixated on the goal of obtaining another meat product, Diemen becomes surprisingly gullible and goes along with whatever the player says.  He misses his lusus quite a lot, and would openly weep when reminiscing the activities and food they'd bonded over. However, he understands that dwelling too much on the past wouldn't really help, and instead focuses on the few benefits of living off the grid. Diemen believes that if he can survive on his own out in the open, his lusus would be immensely proud of him, since life on Alternia as a lowblood is no easy feat. 

Diemen later appears in Friendsim volume 11 driving around with Mallek Adalov along with a bronzeblood named Treyaf. Mallek is rerouting Scythian shipments and continues to offer Diemen one of the beds in his apartment. Diemen declines, preferring to live in his shrub, saying that he cant be tied down.

Diemen shows up as a cameo in Hiveswap: Act 2. He is on the rustblood car in the train and can be talked to, although he will accuse Joey of trying to steal his hot dog in the middle of their conversation and won't say anything else after.

Diemen's Troll Call reveal card described him as "All About That Oblong Meat Product", although notes that he is uncertain about its precise contents. Diemen is rarely pictured without his signature hotdog, of which he is very protective, and much of his dialogue concerns it.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]


Hiveswap Friendship Simulator
The Player Mspa icon.png MSPA Reader
Befriendable Trolls
Volume One Scormini.svg Ardata CarmiaArrius.svg Diemen Xicali
Volume Two Sagira.svg Amisia ErdehnGemrius.svg Cirava Hermod
Volume Three Taurist.svg Skylla KorigaVirus.svg Bronya Ursama
Volume Four Liga.svg Tagora GorjekTaurza.svg Vikare Ratite
Volume Five Leus.svg Polypa GoezeeSagimino.svg Zebruh Codakk
Volume Six Scornius.svg ElwurdGemnius.svg Kuprum and Gemittarius.svg Folykl
Volume Seven Scorgo.svg Remele NamaaqLepia.svg Konyyl Okimaw
Volume Eight Licer.svg Tyzias EntykkTaurra.svg Chixie Roixmr
Volume Nine Gemra.svg Azdaja KnelaxCaprinius.svg Chahut Maenad
Volume Ten Gempio.svg Zebede TongvaLibittarius.svg Tegiri Kalbur
Volume Eleven Scorist.svg Mallek AdalovViriborn.svg Lynera Skalbi
Volume Twelve Sagicer.svg Galekh XigisiLiblo.svg Tirona Kasund
Volume Thirteen Lelo.svg Boldir LamatiLicen.svg Stelsa Sezyat
Volume Fourteen Arittarius.svg Marsti HoutekCaprira.svg Karako Pierot
Volume Fifteen Leiborn.svg Charun KrojibVirmino.svg Wanshi Adyata
Volume Sixteen Aro.svg Fozzer VelyesCaprist.svg Marvus Xoloto
Volume Seventeen Virnius.svg Daraya JonjetSagicorn.svg Nihkee Moolah
Volume Eighteen Virsci.svg Lanque BombyxCapriun.svg Barzum and Caprimini.svg Baizli
Supporting Characters Doc ScratchLusiiMother Grub
Locations AlterniaOutglutArdata's hiveBrooding cavernsOld WatchtowerClown ChurchDoc Scratch's Tower
Related Concepts HiveswapPesterquestTrollTroll CallFriendsim Music
Volumes Volume OneVolume TwoVolume ThreeVolume Four
Volume FiveVolume SixVolume SevenVolume Eight
Volume NineVolume TenVolume ElevenVolume Twelve
Volume ThirteenVolume FourteenVolume Fifteen
Volume SixteenVolume SeventeenVolume Eighteen
Epilogue
Hiveswap and Hauntswitch
Playable Kids Joeysymbol.png Joey ClaireJudesymbol.png Jude Harley
Playable Trolls Ariborn.svg Xefros TritohTaurcer.svg Dammek
Supporting Humans BabysitterPa HarleyA. ClaireMysterious Cult
Supporting Trolls Picen.svg Trizza TethisCridea Jeevik
Troll Call Trolls Licer.svg Tyzias EntykkScorist.svg Mallek AdalovVirnius.svg Daraya JonjetCapriun.svg Barzum SoleilCaprimini.svg Baizli SoleilSagicorn.svg Nihkee MoolahCaprinius.svg Chahut MaenadArrius.svg Diemen XicaliTaurist.svg Skylla KorigaGemittarius.svg Folykl DaraneGemnius.svg Kuprum MaxlolSagira.svg Amisia ErdehnLeus.svg Polypa GoezeeLibittarius.svg Tegiri KalburLiblo.svg Tirona KasundViriborn.svg Lynera SkalbiScornius.svg ElwurdSagicer.svg Galekh XigisiTaurza.svg Vikare RatiteLelo.svg Boldir LamatiGemrius.svg Cirava HermodLiga.svg Tagora GorjekScormini.svg Ardata CarmiaCaprist.svg Marvus XolotoAro.svg Fozzer VelyesLicen.svg Stelsa SezyatVirmino.svg Wanshi AdyataVirus.svg Bronya UrsamaTaurra.svg Chixie RoixmrSagimino.svg Zebruh CodakkGemra.svg Azdaja KnelaxLepia.svg Konyyl OkimawCaprira.svg Karako PierotArittarius.svg Marsti HoutekVirsci.svg Lanque BombyxScorgo.svg Remele Namaaq
Other TesseractThe Lone GunbirdsGreen shadow monstersImperial DroneZoosmellCornibusterDoc Scratch
Concepts TrollExtended ZodiacCherub PortalAbilitechChittrScythianAchievements
Locations (Earth) HauntswitchHalf-Harley Manor
Locations (Alternia) OutglutDammek's hiveXefros' hive
Acts Hiveswap: Act 1Hiveswap: Act 2
Additional Media Hiveswap Friendship Simulator (Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10Vol. 11Vol. 12Vol. 13Vol. 14Vol. 15Vol. 16Vol. 17Vol. 18Epilogue)

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