At line 4297 in the editor, consisting of just shy of 27,000 words, the equivalent of a 108-page document, the first complete pass of Act I RenPy code is complete.
It even compiles.
I know that there are a couple of areas that need flogging, and, like any code, it's going to need many tweaks and revisions... but at least the "delta" version is done.
Once Will's images are added, I'll debug it into a "gamma" version. Then, he and I shall have a ftf to debug and message into the "beta" version.
I need a drink.