You do so.
In your current location, there is nothing around you other than dead trees. The only path you could go down is directly in front of you.
The path is very dark, but you think you can see an exit. You can hear that godawful SCRATCHING NOISE you mentioned earlier coming from there.
There is also a small faint light on the ground up ahead.
Nino: Open inventory.
You open up your inventory. You have little to nothing in there!
As the options below state, you can view an item's description, or equip/use the item. You can have up to 2 items readily available at once, one in your RIGHT HAND and the other set to your LEFT.
You'd better prepare yourself well for any RANDOM ENCOUNTERS in this area.
tl;dr: Nino (aka Green Boi) embraces his inner monke and investigates surroundings. Realizes he has things that he owns for personal usage, like a sword and magic ball.