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At the beginning of Hivebent, the twelve trolls were split into two teams to play Sgrub.

Initial TeamsEdit

The two troll teams were created by Sollux. Each team was given a leader, who then chose a group of five additional players for their team. These two teams were intended to be set up as a competition to see which team could win first, and maximize the odds that there were winners.

The red team members were those trolls who have dream selves on Prospit, and the blue team were those whose dream selves are on Derse, with the exception of Sollux, who has two dream selves, one for each of the two kingdoms. This is a clear reference to his duality theme, as the Gemini troll, but perhaps also would allow him, as the one who set the teams up, to "watch" both sides. However, he ended up having only a Prospit dream self left just as the session began, because his Derse dream self was used to resurrect him after he was killed in the Vast Glub.

Notably, the leader of each team has the same blood color as their team color.

Blue Team Chain Position Red Team
Equius Zahhak / centaursTesticle 1st Karkat Vantas / carcinoGeneticist
Aradia Megido / apocalypseArisen 2nd Terezi Pyrope / gallowsCalibrator
Nepeta Leijon / arsenicCatnip 3rd Gamzee Makara / terminallyCapricious
Eridan Ampora / caligulasAquarium 4th Tavros Nitram / adiosToreador
Feferi Peixes / cuttlefishCuller 5th Vriska Serket / arachnidsGrip
Sollux Captor / twinArmageddons 6th Kanaya Maryam / grimAuxiliatrix

Mobius Double ReacharoundEdit

While the trolls originally believed they were creating two separate sessions, they slowly began to realize that they inhabited the same session the whole time. In the end, each team did not form its own loop. When it became time to bring the sixth player of each team into the Medium, the first player of the opposite team acted as their server host, thus connecting both teams into one loopSburb Logo. Karkat considers himself the leader of this 12 person team. He calls this group Team Adorabloodthirsty due to yet another stable time loop.

Chain Position Mobius Double Reach Around
1st Karkat Vantas / carcinoGeneticist
2nd Terezi Pyrope / gallowsCalibrator
3rd Gamzee Makara / terminallyCapricious
4th Tavros Nitram / adiosToreador
5th Vriska Serket / arachnidsGrip
6th Kanaya Maryam / grimAuxiliatrix
7th Equius Zahhak / centaursTesticle
8th Aradia Megido / apocalypseArisen
9th Nepeta Leijon / arsenicCatnip
10th Eridan Ampora / caligulasAquarium
11th Feferi Peixes / cuttlefishCuller
12th Sollux Captor / twinArmageddons

Entry orderEdit

Troll entry order

Trollian entry bars sorted by the trolls' entry order, with arrows indicating server connections. Trollian incorrectly shows Aradia as having entered sooner than Equius.

Within each team, the trolls obviously entered the Medium in the same order as their server connections. However, there is unsurprisingly overlap between the two teams, meaning that the entry order is as follows: KarkatTereziGamzeeEquiusAradiaNepetaTavrosVriskaKanayaEridanFeferiSollux. It is quite clear, in fact, that it alternates between exactly one half of each team. Ordinarily, one player would have entered after their server (as Jade did after John), simply due to the chain being a closed loop. However, the splitting of the trolls into two teams resulted in two such players, namely Kanaya (after Equius) and Sollux (after Karkat).

The Trollian timeline displaySburb Logo incorrectly shows Aradia as having entered before Equius, i.e. the height of her grey bar is less than that of Equius's; however, it has been explicitly statedSburb Logo that they entered in the expected order. Oddly enough, though, this pageSburb Logo seems to suggest that the Black Queen was affected by the frogsprite before the prototyping from Aurthoursprite took effect. Also worth noting, in this chatlogSburb Logo Aradia mentions she was always the "secret leader," with this eventSburb Logo, which occured shortly after Equius's entry, showing that she was already a twice-prototyped hatched sprite. Equius goes on to immediately deliver Aradia's new body through the portal above his house after his arrival, which he could not do if she was not already in the game.

TriviaEdit

  • If the position of the trolls on the 2014 Homestuck calendar is any indication of their server position, then the server chain order for the A1 trolls was Kurloz → Meulin → Mituna → Latula → Meenah → Aranea → Damara → Cronus → Rufioh → Horuss → Porrim → Kankri → Kurloz. However, it's entirely possible that the chain was in the reverse order (especially if one looks at the relative relationships of the characters) or not adhering to this pattern at all. The entry order remains a mystery: as they were not split into two teams like their post-scratch counterparts, it is unclear if the entry order was thusly staggered or not.

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