This world has not seen magic in over 3000 years. Magic is very rare, even magic users are rare. Magic and magic users were plentiful 3 thousand years ago and it is unknown what caused it to all but vanish. Characters can still be magic users but they will be feared by most of the population. They could even be put in jail and eventually burned at the stake in some cities if found out. There are a few items out there that are rumored to hold magic but if someone has found them they are not speaking of it.