Assume there is a troll guarding a bridge (for all bridges need trolls). Instead of attacking the troll, the party found some intrigue way of bypassing the encounter. I'm happy with it and award them full XP for the combat.
Now, a session or two later, the party comes back and kills the troll. Should they get the XP again?
Since this is hypothetical I don't know the reasons for killing the troll. Would the reason matter?
- Quest to kill the troll given by local lord
- Party wants to "farm XP" so they go hunt it down later with some justification-dance of their actions
- Absent member of the party returns, and disagrees with leaving the troll alive, etc.