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Re: #heatwave Your Health, Your Hydration (attn: any Riders) #heatwave

Mya L. R.
 

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 9:50 AM Jerzy Tobin <jerzytobin@...> wrote:
Yeha took the cup from the girl and tossed back the juice in a single go.  It was sweet, it was cool, and it was wet, and exactly what she had needed.  

"My thanks, all the same.  You know its a bad kind of heat when even bathing a dragon in the lake doesn't help cool you off."

Rionnon waited while the rider drank the juice, her head cocking slightly when Yeha finished it in one go.  "Makes sense.  I don't really have that much experience with heat, it's my first summer away...from...Bitra Hold.  So feeling baked is a bit new to me."


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Re: The Lakeside Equation (attn: Tai'zen, Rionnon)

Mya L. R.
 

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 9:46 AM Kouga <hanjikouga@...> wrote:
Tai'zen hadn't meant to put it off so long, but well there was no
having it any other way. Seidouth had been in need of food and he had
had a couple things to do this morning before they could do that. All
of that added to a late bath today for the bronze. Still as he glanced
up at the light he was glad it hadn't been any later  or he might have
ended up trying to oil the bronze in the dark and that would have made
no one happy. He backed away from his mate tilting his head and
looking him over before nodding "Go on Seidouth go rinse off and come
right back if you want any time to sun once your oiled." he told the
bronze as he backed up and settled down the brush he had been using to
scrub on said dragon.

With a rumble of agreeance the bronze moved into the water to get rid
of the remaining sand and Tai'zen moved towards a nearby tree to try
and avoid the light for a moment while he waited. He offered the woman
already under the shade a grin and a  "Good evening." in greeting.

Rionnon turned her head when something moved near the corner of her vision, noting the bronze and the rider.  The rider that was moving toward the tree she was sitting under.  "Good evening."  Was her own calm reply to his greeting, she paused for one moment her gaze darting over him as she considered his height.  "You've got a rather nice-looking bronze, did you just finish washing him now?"

 
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Re: (Clutching) Why Kassia Missed Her Party atten: Foreth/Truenoth/Talith/Mendl #clutching Part 16 #clutching

sailyn2
 


Mendl wanted to go down by Foreth, but knew she shouldn’t. It was hard though--any other dragon that was hurt, she wouldn’t have any qualms about. Well, any other color than gold, that is. But a Clutching anything was not something anyone should just walk up to. She’d learned that when she first apprenticed to the beastherder, so many Turns ago.


But, a dragon could be asked!


“May I come down there?” she asked, fully expecting a negative answer.


((No one comes down here,)) Foreth told her, but it wasn’t as sharp of a rebuke as one might have expected. Still, she spread her wings and arms and draped herself over her eggs so far, including the golden egg. ((Nothing hurts my eggs.))


“I wouldn’t hurt your eggs. Or you,” Mendl said automatically, but she stayed put. Considering the things that had happened over the Turns, she understood Foreth’s concern. Of course, when the ice came back she’d have to either insist, or, well, Kassia would know what to do.


“All mothers want to keep their babies safe,” she said, instead. “Just let me know if I can do anything.”


((I just need rest.)) Foreth curled up around her stack of eggs, her breathing slowly returning to normal as they waited for Kassia to come back.


“Fair enough,” Mendl said, searching the Sands for any signs of blood. If she started bleeding while Clutching, that could be bad. But, she suspected it was because Foreth was nearing the end. She hoped. 


“No way could a dragon have laid 50 eggs without serious damage,” she muttered. Even so, a part of her was impatiently waiting for the next egg to drop.


The Caverns was quiet again with just the two of them while Kassia was still outside presumably arranging for the arrival of ice for a few minutes. Then Foreth groaned again and got to her paws wearily as she worked herself back into position. She looked tired, but determined.


Where was Kassia? Mendl didn’t like the look of events in the Sands right now, but because Arolosian queens were so healthy she’d never been exposed to a dragon that was egg-bound before. She didn’t know the signs. Firelizards weren’t usually susceptible, and the Wherhold took care of the whers, so she’d never seen it happen.


Kassia returned a few minutes later. “They’re coming, don’t worry.”


Re: In Need of Ice ((Attn: T'rifoshe, Andreya))

sailyn2
 

With the flit hanging around, T'rif wasn't entirely surprised when Andreya came to find him. He smiled as he spotted her and then turned serious at her news. "We're on it. Thank you, Andreya."

T'rif slipped away to let the other ACMs know where he was going and then he was rushing to meet up with Kasheth so that they could run the errand.


Re: In Need of Ice ((Attn: T'rifoshe, Andreya))

Rosiegirl
 

It was the bronze who found T'rifoshe at the party first, and at spotting his 'target' and T'rif talking to him, 'Zar gave a chirp of 'yes' before the bronze looked around as if for his person. But, while keeping an eye on his 'target' just in case T'rif moved, the bronze also sent Andreya an image of T'rif surrounded by a lot of blurry figures: T'rif was at the party. Getting confirmation that he was actually there, Andreya raced into the party not far behind Trifali, looking for her bronze flit who would surely lead her to T'rif. 

Even with her bronze, with his very distinctive coloring, hovering a bit over people's heads, it still took a little time for Andreya to make her way through the party enough to spot the flit. When she did, with the crowd of the party slowing her movements, she was no longer breathing as heavy by the time she *thought* she spotted T'rif. 

As she got closer, and saw it *was* him, Andreya breathed a sigh of relief and when she abruptly stopped at his side, her hair a bit messy from her run, Andreya breathed out (making sure to use all proper titled even as she hurried to relay the message) "ACM T'rifoshe, I'm sorry for interrupting. the Weyrwoman says Foreth needs ice, she's clutching right now."

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:55 AM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
T'rif was helping chaperone Candidates at the party, but he looked up as flits approached him. Normally he didn't like the things, but he recognized the baby flits of his daughter's. "Do you need something?" he asked them.


Re: In Need of Ice ((Attn: T'rifoshe, Andreya))

sailyn2
 

T'rif was helping chaperone Candidates at the party, but he looked up as flits approached him. Normally he didn't like the things, but he recognized the baby flits of his daughter's. "Do you need something?" he asked them.


Stop the Festivities! Big News (ATTN: All)

Jessica Freise
 

Trifali only slowed up when she saw the lights and heard the party still ongoing. She rubbed the stitch in her side and moved into the midst of the party, clapping her hands and hoping everyone would listen.

"Big news!" she called. "Foreth is clutching!"


In Need of Ice ((Attn: T'rifoshe, Andreya))

Rosiegirl
 

(Snipped from 'We're off to see the Weyrwoman' thread)

At Kashara's reassurances, Andreya still looked at the other girl with concern, putting her excitement over the clutching to the wayside for worry about Kashara. 

And then Kassia was outside the Caverns with them asking why they were there. When Kashara replied for them, Andreya saw the frown on the weyrwoman's face as she said we should have stayed away. But then, Kassia asked them to do some things for her, find specific people to bring ice. Nodding her head at Kassia's direction, Andreya was already reaching out to her flits, pulling 'Zar away from the green he was trying to cuddle with and Ellysetta from the soft bundle of blankets she'd been curled up in on Andreya's bed. Already directing her flits to find T'rifoshe and then let her know where he was, the pair of flits (with the image of Trifoshe she had provided them) began going between looking for her father. 

As she sent the flits off looking, she pulled herself back to what Kassia was saying to hear that there was a gold egg already. Tramping down on the excitement, Andreya couldn't help herself from smiling as she offered to Kassia "I'll find T'rifoshe. And congratulations to you and Foreth on another gold!" With that, Andreya slipped off her shoes (easier to move while not wearing those tall heels) and began to run from the Cavern just slightly slower than Trifali (being barefoot now), hoping her flits would soon find T'rifoshe and provide her with a direction on where to go, but she started with heading toward the party, thinking the best chance of spotting him would be there. 


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

sailyn2
 

"Thanks and don't come back!" Kassia called after them as they all started off.

"Sorry, mom," Kashara said with a look of chagrin, and then she headed off to give M'gal.


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Rosiegirl
 

At Kashara's reassurances, Andreya still looked at the other girl with concern, putting her excitement over the clutching to the wayside for worry about Kashara. 

And then Kassia was outside the Caverns with them asking why they were there. When Kashara replied for them, Andreya saw the frown on the weyrwoman's face as she said we should have stayed away. But then, Kassia asked them to do some things for her, find specific people to bring ice. Nodding her head at Kassia's direction, Andreya was already reaching out to her flits, pulling 'Zar away from the green he was trying to cuddle with and Ellysetta from the soft bundle of blankets she'd been curled up in on Andreya's bed. Already directing her flits to find T'rifoshe and then let her know where he was, the pair of flits (with the image of Trifoshe she had provided them) began going between looking for her father. 

As she sent the flits off looking, she pulled herself back to what Kassia was saying to hear that there was a gold egg already. Tramping down on the excitement, Andreya couldn't help herself from smiling as she offered to Kassia "I'll find T'rifoshe. And congratulations to you and Foreth on another gold!" With that, Andreya slipped off her shoes (easier to move while not wearing those tall heels) and began to run from the Cavern just slightly slower than Trifali (being barefoot now), hoping her flits would soon find T'rifoshe and provide her with a direction on where to go, but she started with heading toward the party, thinking the best chance of spotting him would be there. 

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:46 AM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Trifali's heart leapt. She nodded, though, and tore off for the party without a second thought. As she ran, her feet pounding the ground, she had one thought: a gold egg now laid upon the sands.

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:36 AM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"No, I just...need a minute." Excitement threatened to overwhelm the pain, but Kashara knew she had to be careful.

Just then Kassia slipped past the two male dragons and spotted Kodah and the girls.

"What are you all doing here?" she asked.

"We came to make sure you were okay," Kashara said, "but I'm guessing Foreth is Clutching."

Kassia frowned at them. "You really should have stayed away, but I could actually use you three. Kashara, you go find M'gal. Andreya, you find T'rifoshe. I need their dragons to bring ice here to the Caverns. Trifali, you can let everyone know that Foreth is Clutching. She has a gold egg already. No one is to come anywhere near here unless specifically invited. Now hurry."


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Jessica Freise
 

Trifali's heart leapt. She nodded, though, and tore off for the party without a second thought. As she ran, her feet pounding the ground, she had one thought: a gold egg now laid upon the sands.

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:36 AM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"No, I just...need a minute." Excitement threatened to overwhelm the pain, but Kashara knew she had to be careful.

Just then Kassia slipped past the two male dragons and spotted Kodah and the girls.

"What are you all doing here?" she asked.

"We came to make sure you were okay," Kashara said, "but I'm guessing Foreth is Clutching."

Kassia frowned at them. "You really should have stayed away, but I could actually use you three. Kashara, you go find M'gal. Andreya, you find T'rifoshe. I need their dragons to bring ice here to the Caverns. Trifali, you can let everyone know that Foreth is Clutching. She has a gold egg already. No one is to come anywhere near here unless specifically invited. Now hurry."


Re: (Clutching) Why Kassia Missed Her Party atten: Foreth/Truenoth/Talith/Mendl #clutching Part 15 #clutching

sailyn2
 

“Foreth!” Mendl cried as the egg was laid. Briefly she wondered if that egg had zapped the queen, but that was impossible. “I can get some cold water for you--it sounds like there’s some swelling going on!”  


She’d send both fathers to get buckets and buckets of snow for Foreth. “Kassia!” she called, not wanting to take liberties, but poised to take action.


Kassia came back out of the temporary weyr looking a little pale.


“Is everything okay?”


((It hurts,)) Foreth admitted, sounding tired. ((But nothing will stop me from laying my eggs.))


“That last one really hurt her,” Mendl said. “I was thinking that someone should go to the mountains and get some snow--I’m sure she’s swollen, and it would help bring the swelling down.” She thought a moment. “I’d like to give her numbweed, but if something went really wrong we wouldn’t know. The cold would help though.”


((Neither of the sires leave,)) Foreth said, laying down and catching her breath. 


“I could send someone to find Ozayith and Kasheth,” Kassia said. “Let me go talk to one of the guards to send a note on.”


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

sailyn2
 

"No, I just...need a minute." Excitement threatened to overwhelm the pain, but Kashara knew she had to be careful.

Just then Kassia slipped past the two male dragons and spotted Kodah and the girls.

"What are you all doing here?" she asked.

"We came to make sure you were okay," Kashara said, "but I'm guessing Foreth is Clutching."

Kassia frowned at them. "You really should have stayed away, but I could actually use you three. Kashara, you go find M'gal. Andreya, you find T'rifoshe. I need their dragons to bring ice here to the Caverns. Trifali, you can let everyone know that Foreth is Clutching. She has a gold egg already. No one is to come anywhere near here unless specifically invited. Now hurry."


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Aaron
 

Trifali went to Kashara's side. Concerned replaced stubbornness and irritation, both of which had played across her features, she knew.

"Do you need a hand, Kashara?"

***

Truenoth bowed his head to the polite ones. He appreciated their demeanor, even if he did wish they would go about their business and leave him alone.

Kodah was not going to confirm nor deny the girls' guess. It was not his business to give information, only to secure the entrance to the caverns.

"Do you need me to send for help?" he asked the hurt one.


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Jessica Freise
 

Trifali went to Kashara's side. Concerned replaced stubbornness and irritation, both of which had played across her features, she knew.

"Do you need a hand, Kashara?"

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:22 AM, Rosiegirl <rosiegirl872@...> wrote:

  At seeing the bronze get into position like that, spreading his wings and fully blocking the entrance to the Cavern, Andreya quickly dipped her head respectfully to the bronze saying with a soft smile "Apologies for disturbing you, Truenoth. You guard your Queen Gold well."

Then, as the guard spoke, Andreya turned toward him and nodded her head in understanding (who knows what's in the mind of an egg-heavy Queen) and offered to the guard  in a polite tone "Thank you for letting us know."

Trifali's concerned question, which had Andreya turning to the guard with concern on her own face was smoothed out by the guard's reassurance that there was nothing to worry about (and indeed, if the Weyrwoman was hurt or something the whole *Weyr* would know based on the noise Foreth would be making) . At his words to enjoy the party, Andreya dipped her head respectfully to the guard and said "Thank you sir." 

Then, turning to both Kashara and Trifali, Andreya said "Unfortunately, that's all we can do to try and check on her...if the Cavern is off limits."

Andreya turned to follow Kashara when there was a cry from the Cavern and Andreya (who'd been watching Kashara) saw the other girl wince at a step. Reaching out with a quick "Are you ok?" to Kashara, then the other girl's words hit her and Andreya's eyes widened a bit in surprise. Of *course*! Now it made sense why both sires were guarding the Cavern just as it was off-limits. Why didn't she realize that before? 

Nodding her head in agreement to Trifali at the look her sister gave her, Andreya agreed with "Exactly, don't want to interrupt them at all." Glancing back at the two males, Andreya did smile at them and say "Congratulations on the clutch!" It was clear that the words were meant for both males, as they had no idea who the actual sire of the two of them were. 

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:15 AM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Clutching," Trifali repeated, exchanging a look with Andreya. Only now did she step back, letting her stubbornness slide away. "I wouldn't wish to disturb them," she said, regretfully.

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:11 AM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"See...nothing to worry about," Kashara said. "We should go." She gestured for the other two girls to join her as she started back off.

Then there was a loud, strained cry from Foreth inside and Kashara missed a step, wincing as she hit her healing leg wrong. 

"Wait a minute...Foreth's Clutching isn't she?" she said, turning to face the bronze and the guard. "Of course she's choose today."





Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Rosiegirl
 

  At seeing the bronze get into position like that, spreading his wings and fully blocking the entrance to the Cavern, Andreya quickly dipped her head respectfully to the bronze saying with a soft smile "Apologies for disturbing you, Truenoth. You guard your Queen Gold well."

Then, as the guard spoke, Andreya turned toward him and nodded her head in understanding (who knows what's in the mind of an egg-heavy Queen) and offered to the guard  in a polite tone "Thank you for letting us know."

Trifali's concerned question, which had Andreya turning to the guard with concern on her own face was smoothed out by the guard's reassurance that there was nothing to worry about (and indeed, if the Weyrwoman was hurt or something the whole *Weyr* would know based on the noise Foreth would be making) . At his words to enjoy the party, Andreya dipped her head respectfully to the guard and said "Thank you sir." 

Then, turning to both Kashara and Trifali, Andreya said "Unfortunately, that's all we can do to try and check on her...if the Cavern is off limits."

Andreya turned to follow Kashara when there was a cry from the Cavern and Andreya (who'd been watching Kashara) saw the other girl wince at a step. Reaching out with a quick "Are you ok?" to Kashara, then the other girl's words hit her and Andreya's eyes widened a bit in surprise. Of *course*! Now it made sense why both sires were guarding the Cavern just as it was off-limits. Why didn't she realize that before? 

Nodding her head in agreement to Trifali at the look her sister gave her, Andreya agreed with "Exactly, don't want to interrupt them at all." Glancing back at the two males, Andreya did smile at them and say "Congratulations on the clutch!" It was clear that the words were meant for both males, as they had no idea who the actual sire of the two of them were. 

On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:15 AM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Clutching," Trifali repeated, exchanging a look with Andreya. Only now did she step back, letting her stubbornness slide away. "I wouldn't wish to disturb them," she said, regretfully.

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:11 AM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"See...nothing to worry about," Kashara said. "We should go." She gestured for the other two girls to join her as she started back off.

Then there was a loud, strained cry from Foreth inside and Kashara missed a step, wincing as she hit her healing leg wrong.

"Wait a minute...Foreth's Clutching isn't she?" she said, turning to face the bronze and the guard. "Of course she's choose today."


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Jessica Freise
 

"Clutching," Trifali repeated, exchanging a look with Andreya. Only now did she step back, letting her stubbornness slide away. "I wouldn't wish to disturb them," she said, regretfully.

On Jul 19, 2020, at 11:11 AM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"See...nothing to worry about," Kashara said. "We should go." She gestured for the other two girls to join her as she started back off.

Then there was a loud, strained cry from Foreth inside and Kashara missed a step, wincing as she hit her healing leg wrong.

"Wait a minute...Foreth's Clutching isn't she?" she said, turning to face the bronze and the guard. "Of course she's choose today."


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

sailyn2
 

"See...nothing to worry about," Kashara said. "We should go." She gestured for the other two girls to join her as she started back off.

Then there was a loud, strained cry from Foreth inside and Kashara missed a step, wincing as she hit her healing leg wrong.

"Wait a minute...Foreth's Clutching isn't she?" she said, turning to face the bronze and the guard. "Of course she's choose today."


Re: (Clutching) Why Kassia Missed Her Party atten: Foreth/Truenoth/Talith/Mendl #clutching Part 14 #clutching

sailyn2
 

“Oh, Faranth,” Mendl echoed. She’d been trying to put a good spin on all the eggs that were less than savory, but even she couldn’t get a good spin on this. 


“Maybe it’ll look less like blood when it settles for a few days?” she said hopefully. “After all, they’re all still a bit moist. It’s just a dark maroon, and will look less dark later. Plus,” she looked up at the ceiling where the light was filtering down, “It is starting to get dark.”


She wanted to leave it there, but she didn’t want Foreth to get mad at them again. “I’d be more than honored to Impress the dragon that comes from that egg. I think it will be strong, and a great leader no matter what color it is.”


Foreth grumbled and moved the egg to the front next to the gold egg as in a place of honor. Kassia was sure the Queen was only doing it to mess with her. 


“I’m going to go get some more juice.” She got up abruptly and rushed into the temporary weyr.


((Mine must be feeling the hatchling sickness,)) Foreth commented as she gently messed with the disturbing looking egg.


Mendl couldn’t help it. She laughed. “You two are so well suited for each other,” she said. “I didn’t see it at first because from a Healer’s perspective, you are very low maintenance. But you, when you came out of that shell, couldn’t have picked a better person if you’d tried. I can only dream of having what you two have.”


((We are not like most,)) Foreth said. ((Mine is Mine, but she took a long time to acknowledge it. She’s too stubborn.))


She got up and turned a couple of circles, moved a couple of sand-covered egg lumps aside, and lined up to deposit another one.


“Really?” Mendl frowned. Why would someone not acknowledge their own dragon. “Did you pick her from the Stands?”


Foreth paused and raised her head. ((No, she was there waiting for me, but she said that she wasn’t supposed to Impress a gold. That she wasn’t worthy and that because she liked to fly women that she couldn’t be Mine. I still don’t understand why it matters who she likes to fly.))


“Really?” Mendl had heard whispers, but she’d never actually seen Kassia with another woman. The closest she’d come was Sh’ain, who rode blue. Unusual, but not unheard of. She didn’t think.


“I’ve never seen her with a woman. But it is kind of a formula or something--I can’t think of the right word--that supposedly if a woman likes other women she can only Impress green or blue. And if a man likes other men, he can only Impress green or blue. Which, even though they don’t say that here during classes, out in the Holds and Crafts, that’s what we were told. So, she had Turns of conditioning, telling her that she couldn’t Impress a gold. I think that now, they tell us that whatever dragon chooses us, it’s the right dragon. Maybe so no one else goes through what you dtwo did?”


((Mine does try to make sure that others do better than us,)) Foreth admitted and then went back to kneading the sand. ((Mine is the best there is even if she was wrong in the beginning.))


Here Mendl was being privileged to two honors. Not just getting to watch as Foreth began to lay he next egg, but the number of people to have such an in depth conversation with the Queen besides her rider was probably less than half a dozen in her lifetime. Especially about her perspective on their bond. Most people only have Kassia’s, if any at all.


Mendl was well aware of the honor being bestowed upon her. And she was going to embrace it with every fiber of her being. “I obviously never appreciated the Weyrwoman and her journey before. Never realized how hard it could have been for the two of you. She really is a good person, from what I can see, just stubborn. 


“You chose well. You would have chewed anyone else up and spit them out. I never realized how well dragons did in their choices. I thought it was more like picking the best possibility out of what was offered to them.”


She kept talking to Foreth, not just because the conversation was interesting, but also hoping that she was distracting the dragon from whatever pain she might be experiencing. She also couldn’t wait to talk to Dytha!


((We know who we’re meant for,)) Foreth said with a note of ‘and that is that’. 


She fell silent again as her energy went to the next egg making its way into the world. She cried out as the egg plopped the rest way out of her cloaca and onto the sands. The dutiful mother, she turned and cleaned it to reveal what looked like a purple basket pattern. For some reason the egg also made hairs stand up, as if there was some static electricity or even lightning being contained in that basket.


Re: We're off to See the Weyrwoman atten: Kashara/Trifali/Andreya/Truenoth

Aaron
 

"Perhaps," Trifali said, drawing out the word. She turned to the guard. "She is okay, right, though? Both she and Foreth?"

***

"You've nothing to worry about," said Kodah. Sniffit, the brown wher, stretched out from where he crouched beside Kodah to sniff Trifali. He tilted his head and then sat back on his haunches, seemingly satisfied.

"Enjoy the party."