My world is one where there are billions of humans (about 3.5). These humans are just like us i.e. normal. However, there is a race which mutated from humans early on in time. This race has magical powers which range in severity (think of Skulduggery Pleasant if it helps). Apart from their abilities, they're like humans in every other way (they're literally just humans with magic).
Obviously, this magical race could crush and rule over human civilisation without too much difficulty if they started a war. So how can I prevent them from trying to strive for world dominance?
- Most normal humans are mildly racist towards this magical race
- This magical race has no known home as such (normal humans think these magical people have no cities/countries of their own). But, this magical race do have their own country and have concealed it using their magic but the normal humans don't know about it.
- There was a war between races a few hundred years back where the humans thought they'd won. They didn't. They sustained heavy losses and the magicals realised that the humans would die out and never give up so they cast a huge illusion (ignore the realism for now). The mild racist attitude towards these magical people stems from the intense hatred from the war.