[3 days later]
After all this hassle, I decided to make this cave my own. Not that I want to run away from home, but it’s a nice place to be. Damp, but nice.
I cleaned up a bit, and found some other possessions of the old angler: a ring and a necklace. The necklace has a small metal fishbone medalion on it. It looks great on me. I had a strange shiver when I put it on, but nothing actually happened, so it stays.
The ring is a bit weird, though. It has some strange symbols on it I never saw before, so I just hid it for now.