I know everything about my story, how it starts, how the world works, how the magic works, the characters, the villains and almost everything in between. Except I'm not sure about the conflicts/obstacles between the inciting incident and the defeat of the villains. For context, the story is set in a world where most people have magic. The MC's name is Oren who has non-magical parents and thus assumes he also doesn't have magic, he's wrong. The gods of this world are called Primordials and they live on Earth and are the source of the humans magic. The Primordials body can be killed but the Primordial itself will eventually be reborn with a direct connection to the Ether (the Primordial's source of power). Oren is a reborn Primordial and has this connection which allows him access to any and all power, but since he didn't know he had magic he has no experience with it. The Big Bads have cut off the Primordials access to the Ether leaving them at half-power. (This is as comprehensible as I could make it without going into too much detail.) So basically, the story is following Oren as he tries to learn magic with the two Primordials who found him and attempting to find more Primordials to help them. Besides that, I don't really have much in terms of conflict or tension until the climax of the story and I'm not really sure how to fix this. A friend suggested I add more obstacles, but I can't really think of anything they'd have to fight against besides the Big Bad, or random animals/criminals. I mean, I know Oren's going to struggle with learning magic, and with how some Primordials treat him more like a tool that isn't working than a person. A lot of the struggles I had for the characters were more personal than anything but I'm worried about it bogging down the adventure part of the story. Plus, I want more external opposition, I'm just not very good at coming up with a reason for it. Besides the Big Bads and a few of the Primordials, I can't see why anyone would attack/interfere with them. Perhaps the humans started to get angry at them for the lack of magic? I don't know, this is very frustrating for me. I feel like I start to get an idea and then it's just gone. Sorry if it seemed like I was rambling, it's just this is the first story I've been really passionate about and I'm disappointed in myself for not being able to think of anything. Any and all help is appreciated!