But not yet…
So yesterday’s discovery is holding up to further scrutiny, but I was able to realize during this evening’s 15 minutes that that material isn’t for this book. At least not yet, but very likely not for this book. I’m already seeing how it would fit in a future book* and the actual scene where it comes up, so that’s cool.
Further proof that this is right: The pace is picking up without it.
Or trying, anyway.
* I think book #6 or #7, but that may well be wishful thinking.