A planet is, generally speaking and without going into too much detail, a celestial body, orbiting the Sun or a star, capable of forming itself into a spherical shape with its own gravity. A body usually has to be pretty massive to do this, but there are some pretty small planets in Homestuck. Many planets have smaller spherical bodies orbiting themselves, which are called moons.
Trolls hail from the planet Alternia, while humans originated on the planet Earth. After being moved into a new universe, the Earth was renamed Earth C, and both of these races settled there alongside the carapacians and consorts. Every planet destined for intelligent life is said to have a first guardian who protects it and facilitates the planet's purpose.
Each iteration of the Medium is home to a fixed set of small planets. In the center is the Battlefield, most recognisable as the clouds of Skaia floating around it, which acts as the star of the game's system. Orbiting just outside the clouds of Skaia is Prospit, and in the far reaches of the system beyond the Veil is Derse.
In a shared orbit between these two extremes are a variable number of planets associated with each player of the session. These planets serve as the beginning of each hero's adventure and is contains a multitude of puzzles and challenges to be solved and overcome. Each planet is inhabited by a race of amphibious or reptilian consorts and a mysterious denizen who slumbers in the planet's core. All of these aspects of a planet tend to reflect aspects of the player themselves in some way, including their mythological roles, and serve to further the hero on their quest toward achieving this role. These planets have simple names which are descriptive of these aspects, in the format of the "Land of _ and _". As such, they are sometimes called "lands".
Above the location of a hero's house on their planet is a series of gates, which lead to other locations on that planet as well as the planets of other players. These gates seem to be somehow fixed upon the planet's location, moving when the planet also moves such as in [S] Collide.
Though the view of the B2 Medium in Omphalos hypothesis, and is true to the way that worlds in video games and other fiction are created.would indicate that these planets do not actually exist around Skaia until their associated players enter the game, many of the planets contain structures and stories from their inhabitants that suggest they have existed in some form for a long time. This form of creation is similar to the Creationist
List of known player planets
|John Egbert||Land of Wind and Shade (LOWAS)|
|A windy world with oceans of oil and fireflies trapped in grey clouds.||Wind (associated classical element, player aspect), pollution: oil (associated item), dark clouds (opposing associated element)|
|Rose Lalonde||Land of Light and Rain (LOLAR)|
|An ocean world with a sea of pastel colors and chalk islands.||Light (player aspect), Water (associated classical element), Chalk (associated item)|
|Dave Strider||Land of Heat and Clockwork (LOHAC)|
|A landless world covered with magma and free-standing mechanical structures.||Time (player aspect), Fire (associated classical element)|
|Jade Harley||Land of Frost and Frogs (LOFAF)|
|A forested world covered in snow, with green and blue auroras in the sky.||Frog breeding (linked to player aspect), frost (opposing classical associated element)|
|Jane Crocker||Land of Crypts and Helium (LOCAH)|
|An arid land with only artesian water, and crypts of long gone salamanders and helium balloons dotting the surface.||Death (opposing player aspect), helium balloons, noble theme|
|Roxy Lalonde||Land of Pyramids and Neon (LOPAN)|
|A geometric sandstone land covered with glittering pyramids, the tombs for turtles, and neon lightning.||Death, neon lights (player temperament), noble theme|
|Dirk Strider||Land of Tombs and Krypton (LOTAK)|
|A megapolistic land of tall stone architecture that serve as tombs for crocodiles, filled with toxic gas. Frequent lightning and storm activity.||Death, noble theme|
|Jake English||Land of Mounds and Xenon (LOMAX)|
|A deep green land filled with terraced hills, the burial barrows for iguanas, and criss-crossed by a purple X that spans the entire planet.||Death, noble theme|
|Aradia Megido||Land of Quartz and Melody (LOQAM)|
|A land covered with enormous quartz crystals of blue and violet, encrusted with giant brass music boxes.||Music Boxes, Quartz is used in timekeeping devices (player aspect)|
|Tavros Nitram||Land of Sand and Zephyr (LOSAZ)|
|A breezy desert land of golden skies, occasional windmills and ruins emerging from the sand.||Wind (player aspect), Flight|
|Sollux Captor||Land of Brains and Fire (LOBAF)|
|An infernal land of brain-shaped architecture and life forms, inhabited by floating brains.||Psychic powers, Hellfire (damnation, player aspect)|
|Karkat Vantas||Land of Pulse and Haze (LOPAH)|
|A dark, foggy land of jagged rocks and stone castle ruins in a sea of blood.||(Mutant) blood (player aspect)|
|Nepeta Leijon||Land of Little Cubes and Tea (LOLCAT)|
|A white land of sugar cubes, mountains topped by tea kettles and green rivers of tea. Abbreviates to "LOLCAT".||Sugar (player temperament) Tea (empathy, player aspect)|
|Kanaya Maryam||Land of Rays and Frogs (LORAF)|
|A land almost completely submerged in water, with beams of light shooting from the depths towards the sky.||Frogs (linked to player aspect), sunlight|
|Terezi Pyrope||Land of Thought and Flow (LOTAF)|
|A land of ancient Greek architecture with green skies and neuron-shaped phenomena.||Mind (player aspect) and ancient Law and Politics (player interest)|
|Vriska Serket||Land of Maps and Treasure (LOMAT)|
|An oceanic land, with tropical islands and historical map figures in the sea and sky.||Pirates (linked to player class), Treasure (linked to player aspect)|
|Equius Zahhak||Land of Caves and Silence (LOCAS)|
|A dark blue, arid land with a labyrinthine system of caves and waterfalls underneath.||Void (player aspect), Quiescence|
|Gamzee Makara||Land of Tents and Mirth (LOTAM)|
|A rainbow world covered with tents, balloons and lamps, with a flashing sky.||Clowns (somewhat linked to player class), Carnival|
|Eridan Ampora||Land of Wrath and Angels (LOWAA)|
|A monochrome world of Gothic architecture and inhabited by serpentine angels, with a pure bright white sky.||Royalty, White Science, Angels (linked to player aspect)|
|Feferi Peixes||Land of Dew and Glass (LODAG)|
|A world of grassy meadows, glass water bowls, and a sky of shell-shaped luminescent figures.||Water|
|Caliborn||Land of Colours and Mayhem (LOCAM)|
|Initial form: Caliborn's barren homeworld.
Second form: Covered in monitors, radio towers, power lines and other bulky electronics.
Final form: Constantly flashing different colors, still has monitors.
|Fifteen numbered planets|
|Varies by planet. Coloration matches the corresponding pool ball.||Billiards.|
- The MSPA reader's planet is the Land of Stumps and Dismay - LOSAD.
- Homosuck's 's planet is not LOHAC like Dave's but instead the Land of Someone's Handicrafts I Took - LOSHIT.
- Dennis' bro would have arrived on the .
While the Alpha trolls' planets have not been named or visited in any depth, Openbound features those trolls in locations resembling many of the Beta trolls' lands - namely LOMAT, LOBAF and LOQAM. Furthermore Damara Megido's Cardinal Movement resembles the quartz and music box set pieces from Aradia's land. Thus it can likely be inferred that the Alpha trolls' lands were similar, if not identical to those of their dancestors.
- The second of the Gaiden Music Albums was called Land of Fans and Music (LOFAM).
- Despite a statement in “The Nobles will arrive one by one. First to LOCAH, then to LOPAN. Then comes LOTAK, followed by LOMAX.”, actually entered the Medium before
- When put in the order of the prophecy, instead of the actual entry order, the planet names line up with the order of the noble gases on the periodic table of elements.
|NPCs||Sprites • Underlings • Denizens • Consorts • First guardians • Carapacians/Exiles • Leprechauns|
|Locations (starting planet)||Command stations • Forge • Frog Temple|
|Locations (Incipisphere)||The Medium • The Veil/Ectobiology labs • Skaia • Prospit/Derse • Planets • The Seven Gates|
|Concepts||Prototyping • Ectobiology • God tiering (Mythological roles) • Grist/Ultimate Alchemy • Boondollars • Fraymotifs • Dream selves • Phernalia • The Scratch • Null sessions • Internet|
|Related concepts||Sylladex • Skaianet • Crockercorp|