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Chapter 9: Playing the Game / Encounter Mode / Structure

Step 4: End the Encounter

Source Core Rulebook pg. 468 2.0
When your foes are defeated, some sort of truce is reached, or some other event or circumstance ends the combat, the encounter is over. You and the other participants no longer follow the initiative order, and a more free-form style of play resumes, with the game typically moving into exploration mode. Sometimes at the end of an encounter, the GM will award Experience Points to the party or you’ll find treasure to divvy up.