I have an interesting problem, and I don't know exactly how to solve it.
So the job in my players' campaign is to "find" and idol of an evil god. In the GM text, it suggest that the players are supposed to bring it back to Absalom, but in the mission text, it only uses the word "find." One of the characters thinks that the best thing to do is take the time needed to destroy the idol, so that it cannot exert any influence on anyone. I see the reasoning behind this, but it isn't exactly fulfilling the mission.
Should I just allow this to happen, or impose a consequence for destroying rather than retrieving the target?