Thank you Shadow for the response!
The permanent option seems very thematically correct for Din's Legacy. I like it!
For the second part in red, you probably don't need to do anything in that regard (I mean unless you want to of course). You may have seen my long as crap steam post and really... the spawn rates are probably working as intended.
I hope that on this upcoming weekend, when I can devote like 10+ hours to a single session, I'll get to look into some other reasons why I failed to get any decent loot. I will probably wind up doing a run to like level 50.
As for find items, I did not realize that that is how it worked! Thank you for the clarification!