Yes i checked after i killed the leader and yes it was back to normal and had a description of what to do nextFor clarity, you got this Journal update AFTER triggering the quest, and than attacking the Varanari and killing one of the side-kicks, but BEFORE you kill the leader? If that's correct, than we're you still able to complete the quest? Did the journal update correctly when you killed the leader?
I can test that for you but just to be sure... You want me to kill one of sidekicks leave the map... Then what?Out of rapid curiosity, what happens if you flee the map at that mid-point? Does the main guy just re-spawn forever until you finish him off, if de-spawns does it trigger the quest as complete? Does he poof away leaving the quest in limbo?
Now I can neither kill them nor report to silena.If we're testing:
1) Leave map and see what journal entry says.
2) Leave map, stay at inn (to re-set map), than see what journal says, if the main guy is still there, and what the Guard tells you (does quest complete?)
Be mindful staying at inn will auto save so use a back up file, or save slot.