NOTE: This is a very brief summary, done from memory months after playing the session. I'm going to get a lot of details wrong and leave some things vague, but this should be good enough to maintain the overall continuity of the campaign. —CAL 11-25-17
Characters involved: Keyhana, Garadin, Andromedon, Dawn Death, Death Skull, Buddy.
From Darrinis, the players took a show boat to the Floating City of V'strimon. There was a little excitement on the boat. There was a questor of Vestrial who booked passage and created a major disruption by planting evidence (mostly cryptic hand-written notes) on passengers and crew members. This caused the crew and passengers to turn on one another. At one point a crew member believed an accusation about an elderly woman and threw her overboard. The players managed to rescue the woman unharmed, find the culprit, and restore order. (I think the questor was killed, but I don't remember the details).
They reached the city and began looking for the female T'skrang military office who was to be the recipiant of Hax's letter. A clerk at the Foundation House (where they were told to find her) told the players the he knew how to find the officer, but he would not give up the information unless they did a favor for him. He was awaiting an important package that had been entrusted to the Windling messenger service that lives in the grove.
The party found the Windlings, but they were all drunk, celebrating the Festival of Flowers (it was a day or two before the official beginning of the festival, but they were starting early). Rachel's characters wanted to try to negotiate with the Windlings to gain possession of the package, but Andy's characters decided to attack and try to force them to talk.
One of Andy's characters (I don't remember which), tried to pin one of the Windlings to the ground. He almost got him, but the Windling got away and retreated to the treetops. Several other Windlings who were hidden in the trees began lobbing arrows onto them. The party had no choice but to retreat.
Without having completed the favor, they ended up wandering around the city, asking random people for directions and advice on finding the military officer. Finally, long after the sun had set, they found her on board an anchored military ship in the harbor.
[Meanwhile, Rachel's elementalist was exploring the city. He went to the Tower of Fire and spoke with the fire elemental. Through her interactions with the elemental she gained some arcane knowledge of the Elemental Plane of Fire. In game terms, this translated into her gaining a first circle fire-based spell for free.]
Rachel's troubador tried to convince the guards to let the party in, and for them to wake up the military officer, but they failed. They were told to come back in a couple of hours, and she would be up.
They came back and were immediately arrested. It took them a while to sober up and make the trip, but the Windlings from the grove had come and reported the party's attack on them to some military officials.
The party was taken on board the anchored ship and interrogated. Eventually, after a lot of talking and some success using various social talents, the part was able to negotiate their release on the condition that they immediately leave the Floating City and never return. Technically, they did achieve the objective of delivering the letter.
They took a ferry from V'strimon back to the show board that they had arrived in, where it was still anchored across the lake, near the beginning of the Pilgrimage Path.