I've been designing a group of creatures which one of their defining traits is that magic tends to become disabled once its close enough to them like a anti-magic field. The question I've been asking recently is how exactly would this work biologically without any magic involved?
Currently the explanation for this I have is that they produce some substance in their hide that causes magic to return to a harmless/base state of sorts, but I'm looking for alternative explanations as well to explain how this natural anti-magic works.
Magic in the world works with a mana system of sorts, with mages being able to use the mana found in the world to cast magic with the mana transforming to make the effect itself possible. Magical items are enchanted with mana to enable them to use magical effects that they otherwise wouldn't be able to.