She chuckled at how he was looking at the man frying up his food, "Well, I didn't know you knew how to get back. I think we currently have enough to pay for someone to make the expedition, or hire a mercenary group to come fight them with us. But I don't think we have both, meaning at some point we would be on our own, wading out into a dangerous situation with no idea what was out there. Or worse, if it's as you described, we know exactly what's out there and have no backup." She looked at him sympathetically, "I know you want to take care of them, but I want us to be able to come back, alive."