This has been bugging me for a little while, but I could have sworn there was an NPC living in a cave somewhere in Skyrim, most likely involved in a quest, but I can't for the life of me remember who, where or which quest.
I've already trawled UESP's list of caves without any luck, but I could have missed it or it may not be listed as a cave on the Skyrim map.
I believe but am not certain that the character was basically a female bandit, possibly hostile, and possibly had some animal allies, living in a small cave somewhere. I also could have sworn that they are involved in a quest (maybe has some quest item that needs to be obtained)? I had thought it was the Mehrunes' Razor quest (Pieces of the Past) but that's not it, maybe something similar?
There are a couple of loners I'm aware that aren't the ones I'm thinking of; these include Hamelyn (the pied piper spoof living under the Honningbrew Meadery), Drelas (who lives alone in a cottage northwest of Whiterun) and Anise (who also lives alone in a cabin), however it's not one of these.
I'm fairly confident the NPC is part of the base game (or one of the DLCs that add to the main Skyrim area) rather than being part of a mod, but I play with so many mods installed I can't be absolutely certain.
Sorry for the weird request, but it's been bugging me like when I recognise an actor in a movie and can't figure out where from (or find them on IMDB etc.). I'm hoping some of these details sound familiar enough to someone and they might be able to think of some possible NPCs that might be the one I'm looking for!