Today I had a weird experience with my ES session.
I played Mr. Darrel Simmons against Shub Niggurath. And I was on the adventure "Please Do Not Touch The Exhbits" with an Cultist on it.
When I attacked the Cultist, everything was fine. I defeated the Cultist, but was not yet done with the adventure.
When I started to work on the tasks of the adventure, I ran twice into a failed attempt to solve a task; and to make it worse: the fails were "terror fails", activating the "Terror-result" on the card:
Add a Doom token to the Doom track.
Since these two Doom tokens let the GOO awaken (Shub Niggurath), my investigator was drawn to the Great Old One.
And it was in the middle of solving the adventure, the part with gaining reward or suffering defeat did not take place.
But what would happen with the (already) defeated cultist/monster? Would it be considered part of my trophies? Or would it be just a "missed this one"/ "bad luck for you"?
All the best!