Everything is falling into place in the story. The dreaded secret of the scroll has been revealed, and the main villain has been tied not only to the kidnapping of the main female character’s mentor, but now to the parents of the main character.
In all of this, we still need to put the scroll into his hands, have a final battle between the hero and the villain, and stop the orc horde.
At the moment, by word count is 50,269, putting me over the NaNoWriMo 50,000 word count minimum. But the story is far from over.