After taking time to rest, recover, and regroup the 1st SET finds themselves with a new sense of purpose: stop the Nightingale demon from delivering its stolen goods to the demon lord Chort. The stakes are high and time is short. However, ridding the Megaverse of the Nightingale for good requires preparation. The wandering Mystic Kuznya Fanya Yurievich can craft manacles that bind the Nightingale to this realm, allowing it to be permanently killed. yet finding Fanya - and convincing the Nightingale to go quietly - are two very tall tasks.
Fortunately, both lie in the same direction. North along the shores of Volga river. Lots of small towns, and factions of warlords, dot the area. Finding the mystic smith is a matter of stopping in each location along the way and asking around - hopefully to friendly locals. Hopefully.
The Romani are generous, offering food and supplies for the journey as well as some rudimentary maps of their travelling routes. These routes allow for avoiding some of the more deranged Warlords and most dangerous demon infested areas. Of course, the expectation is the group will return to Marta with the rings for her help to return to North America. So, it's more of an investment than a gift on behalf of the Romani.