survival situation, eh? well time to put the massive amount of study I've put into figuring out how to create technology up to the steam age to work. hmmm... Well, after crash landing I would probably ask the hermit what he, exactly, wanted to bugger. then, while stunned, I would take his key. at this point, I would head outside and most likely see a crazy blue alien. Knowing that there's crazy shit like that, I would set up traps, yknow falling logs and whatnot around and wait till I hear a loud thump. After which I would take whatever alien got trapped and drag it back to the hermit's house. I would offer him half the meat as a peace offering, and then I would promptly store the rest on a non-poisonous looking leaf. From that point, I would proceed to take the plates and connecting bits of skin off of the alien, and proceed to make myself an alien suit. With that, I should be able to avoid being spotted at distances by aliens, so I will have some ability to move about.
From there, I would probably set up a few rudimentary condensers out of leaves, rocks, and more leaves. that will support
some of my water need for now. Around then I would go about the process of setting up more deadfalls, and testing the local wood for toughness. By this point, I assume I've found the nutritious fungus. I would attempt to cultivate the fungus, placing waste bits of meat on if as fertilizer, as one cannot live entirely off of meat.
With the immediate concerns of food out of the way, I would proceed to see how much I can make of the situation. I would scavenge what I can, and hopefully make a weapon, that I would only use if I behaved fragrantly un-alienish. then I would try to find any form of metal veign, hopefully iron, and some kind of flux, hopefully lye or some such. If no metallic resources could be found, then I would at least attempt to map the area I was in. During this time I would probably find ville corp, and once they prove hostile and if I live, I would attempt to coerce the aliens into attacking them, by possibly leaving a trail of food, enraging and killing an alien and then dragging the corpse along to the ville corp area to leave a pherimone trail, or simply make them chase me. Once the battle is raging, I would scavenge some form of geological survey if I can, and hopefully some method of transportation. with this information, I would get my metallurgy industry going. From there, I would be able to provide myself with whatever creature comforts I really need.
I would, using my newly made metal cages, set traps for live aliens. If they prove domesticateable, I would attempt to induce one into becoming a queen, and would have a bit of solidity in my settlement. I would use my iron working capabilities to make armor and augmented claws for them, and I would have a large amount attack the native alien colonies. Now, with myself being the sole owner of alien genetic diversity, I would be free to move in any non-ville corp area. I would then continue on to find the miraculous technology of the future, and attempt to understand them. then maybe I would build a working colony, set out a distress beacon, when someone comes by to pick me up, I'll tell them about it and ask for some more colonists. Then I would start penumbra enterprises inc, specializing in colonization of tricky worlds.
From then on, I would use my colony money to get into more advanced fields, like biochemestry, synthetic intelligence, weapon design and whatnot. If I could get a technological edge over the rest of the universe, I would as quietly as I could raise an army of colonists and aliens. My domination of the universe will happen shortly thereafter. thus ends my career in notrium.