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For the music album of the same name, see Medium (album).
“"Medium" has a fairly obvious double meaning. It is literally a middle ground, the wide band of spherical space in between Skaia and the Furthest Ring [...] It is also a medium in the sense of a canvas for paint. An ether for an emergent reality. [...] it has mystical, unexplained properties for sustaining life, specifically the players. It's not quite literally a vacuum, since people can breathe in it, though it is not necessarily a field of breathable atmosphere. In the same sense, it magically powers houses severed from the electrical grid. ”
Homestuck: Book 2 commentary

The Medium is a mysterious realm which forms part of the Incipisphere. It was first introduced when John's house was sent to the area when he bit into a Cruxite Apple. He is later joined by Rose, Dave and Jade.

Nannasprite describes The Medium as "a ring of pure void, dividing light and darkness". The Medium seems to be the main body of the Incipisphere where the planets reside, with a kingdom of darkness outside of it and one of light within it. To be completely specific, Hussie defined it as terminating at the Veil.

The main goal of Sburb is to build up through the Medium to The Seven Gates, eventually reaching the realm of Skaia at the Incipisphere's center. The starting point of this journey is each player's individual planet. Each planet has something to do with the player's title and, more importantly, their personality. Imps, Ogres, and many other opponents must be fought by the players as they build upward. Strangely, players still receive electricity and internet access, even though the wires are clearly not connectedMspa icon.png to anything. Rose theorizes that the game provides these services so as to not give the players unnecessary handicaps - that is to say, navigating a dark house or being unable to communicate with other players in the session - early in the game.

It should be noted that the trolls' planets were destroyed, one after the other, by Jack Noir and that they also lost their Prospit and Derse.

So far, all void session planets have had themes of death and desolation. This is fitting, because this means the game is a void session, and cannot bear fruit. Whether this is an intentional game mechanic or a glitch remains unknown.

Planets within The Medium[]

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A diagramHS.svg displayed in the Skaianet Laboratory's primary session terminal seems to suggest that there are eight planets, each with seven gates between it and Skaia. The significance of this was subject to speculation for a long time. However, it is now most likely that it foreshadowed the 8 player session of the pre- and post-scratch kids.

Kids' session[]


The kids' planets, as drawn by Wayward Vagabond


The B2 Medium as of [S] Act 6 Act 4.

Trolls' session[]

Caliborn's session[]

Homestuck locations
John's house
John's bedroom
Rose's house
Rose's bedroom
Dave's house
Dave's bedroom
Jade's house
Jade's bedroom
Jane's house
Jane's bedroom
Roxy's house
Roxy's bedroom
Dirk's house
Dirk's bedroom
Jake's house
Jake's bedroom
Aradia's hive Tavros's hive Sollux's hive Karkat's hive
Nepeta's hive Kanaya's hive Terezi's hive Vriska's hive
Equius's hive Gamzee's hive Eridan's hive Feferi's hive
Trolls' meteor
Calliope and Caliborn's room
Land of Wind
and Shade
Land of Light
and Rain
Land of Heat
and Clockwork
Land of Frost
and Frogs
Land of Crypts
and Helium
Land of Pyramids
and Neon
Land of Tombs
and Krypton
Land of Mounds
and Xenon
Land of Quartz
and Melody
Land of Sand
and Zephyr
Land of Brains
and Fire
Land of Pulse
and Haze
Land of Little
Cubes and Tea
Land of Rays
and Frogs
Land of Thought
and Flow
Land of Maps
and Treasure
Land of Caves
and Silence
Land of Tents
and Mirth
Land of Wrath
and Angels
Land of Dew
and Glass
Leprechauns' Planets
Land of Colours and Mayhem
SkaiaProspitThe MediumThe VeilEctobiology labDerseFurthest RingDream bubbles
Future, pre-scratch Earth
Skyship BaseHelipod BaseEggy-Looking BaseBec Head BaseCan Town
Other locations
Beforus / Alternia (post-Reckoning)
Earth (Pre-scratch future, post-scratch future, Earth C)
Frog TemplePacific IslandSkaianet Laboratory
NPCs SpritesUnderlingsDenizensConsortsFirst guardiansCarapacians/ExilesLeprechauns
Locations (starting planet) Command stationsForgeFrog Temple
Locations (Incipisphere) The MediumThe Veil/Ectobiology labsSkaiaProspit/DersePlanetsThe Seven Gates
Concepts PrototypingEctobiologyGod tiering (Mythological roles) • Grist/Ultimate AlchemyBoondollarsFraymotifsDream selvesPhernaliaThe ScratchNull sessionsInternet
Related concepts SylladexSkaianetCrockercorp