These are two location shots of
the Eremite Altar in Deep Artery Valley.
In the distance, far behind the altar, is the Island of
Fear and Loathing, home to Forest Eremites, Fanatics,
This location in Deep Artery Valley is also on the fringes
of the Medusa territory, and does contain Forest Eremites.
It is clear that the eremite, as an organism, was
important enough or frightening enough to some group of
intelligent organisms that a worship site of some sort
was established to it. Since it is believed that many
animals on Rubi-Ka were introduced by Omni-Tek to fill
terraforming roles, and this altar seems to predate Omni-
Tek's arrival, it is likely that the eremites are remnant
animals that had previously evolved on Rubi-Ka, far before
the incursion onto Rubi-Ka. Despite this apparent non-relation
to any Earth-based organism, the argument for the eremite's
inclusion in the arthropods is sound.
There is another one of these Eremite statues located
in Rome, as mentioned previously, and another has recently
been found in Andromeda. The existence of several widely
separated instances of these statues, built in honor
of the mighty Eremites, is further reason to suspect
that these are ancient creatures, worshipped by something
we do not yet know.