The party desired to blunt the influence of the WarlordAlmecho, since a party
sentiment within the council held that he commanded too much power.
When Midkemia was discovered, the invasion progressed well for the Warlord, and even the most reluctant members of the Blue Wheel Party had joined and eventually the Party joined the War Party to the Alliance for War.
It's clans withdrew the third year. Some thought that the party feigned interest only in commerce while they quietly worked to balk the power of the Warlord and therefore intended for the Riftwar to go poorly and set the stage for his overthrow.