Fighting Monsters and Dragons is your main way of getting Glory Points .
There might be other benefits (or perhaps traps!) as well, for example Immediate Actions that happen right after the fight is over.
Monsters and Dragons can NOT be attacked unless the player has equal or more Attack Points than the Monster has Health .
Enemies always fight back. If their Strength value is higher than the Players' Defense Value , they will inflict wounds.
To be able to attack a monster, the cost HAS to be paid in Crystals, unless it's in the free slot of the Track.