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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 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.

Homestuck locations
Frog Temple Command stations
Egbert & Crocker home
John's bedroom
Jane's bedroom
Lalonde home
Rose's room
Roxy's room
Skaianet Laboratory
Strider home
Dave's room
Dirk's room
Pacific island
Jade's room
Jake's room
Calliope & Caliborn's room
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
The Battlefield
Prospit The Medium Derse
The Veil
Ectobiology lab
Trolls' meteor
The Furthest Ring
Dream bubbles
Heroes' Lands
Wind and Shade Light and Rain Heat and Clockwork Frost and Frogs
Crypts and Helium Pyramids and Neon Tombs and Krypton Mounds and Xenon
Quartz and Melody Sand and Zephyr Brains and Fire Pulse and Haze
Little Cubes and Tea Rays and Frogs Thought and Flow Maps and Treasure
Caves and Silence Tents and Mirth Wrath and Angels Dew and Glass
Caliborn's planets
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