Hermit is a major character appearing in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

A travelling salesman.
- PDA contact biography


  • According to the briefing from Deedee, Hermit is a former colleague.
  • He is alluded to by the Snitch as a reclusive scientist on Countryside. Since there is only one other person apart from Bandits and Military, this could very well be that person...


  • Hermit resides in the otherwise abandoned church near the eastern Bandit village in Countryside.
  • In keeping with design protocol, the church is of course, mined.
  • He spawns on completion of storyline mission Find the underground tunnels at the waterdam.
  • As part of the storyline mission to Find another way into the underground., the player has the option to accept or decline his offer to assist in finding the path there.
  • Due to his lack of experience and underwhelming armament, if he does help he will frequently meet his end.
  • He also provides half of the information to a secret stash - but not the location - provided that the player has paid the Snitch for this nugget in advance.

Side missionsEdit

He offers his side missions only when the player is in possession of the Functional psi-helmet (after completion of Find the scientist.)
Due to his reclusive nature he may be unwilling to talk. Making a game save in his location and immediately reloading the save seems to 'cure' this behaviour.


  • He has the appearance of Nimble in the released game.
  • He has changed his appearance in 1.4005 to sport a tougher look not really matching his demeanor. But the developers forgot to change the PDA picture, it is still showing Nimble.
  • He is a member of the Loners, whether or not he was formerly a scientist.
  • The biography "info" is probably a nod to his clone's appearances and functions in the other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games (his appearance in Clear Sky).