Welcome to Samadhi. In this world, knowledge and sciences are valued over “savage” magic. They prefer what can be known: it is a world full of alchemists, builders, historians, and soldiers. Magic— true magic, such as conjuration and destruction— is a remnant from times past, when the Old Religions were the heart of the land.
Nowadays, the Old Religions are confined to ruins. Any educated creature would call the Old Religions practitioners savage, or even outright evil. These anachronistic cultists have been known to dabble in necromancy, but they mostly stick to themselves, in the ancient temples that are now in ruin.
In the past decade or two, the world has started to see unusual weather patterns. A few freak storms, mostly, and an entirely new phenomenon where the earth rattles beneath them, sometimes splitting into two.