I'd like some help with a character concept please..
the idea is that he used to be a wizard. his spellcasting ability was somehow taken away by a rival mage (still workin on that). with no magical ability left,, he hit the gym super hard and learned to wield a sword. he's gonna take feats and stuff for fighting casters to better get revenge on the guy that screwed him over. he's gonna be like 50 years old, and buff as hell.
I would appreciate some ideas to justify how he lost the ability to cast spells. I still want decent mental stats, so that leaves out the feeblemind spell. I was thinking of level drain or something maybe, but I'm not sure. Any ideas would be great. I'm also aware of all the modifiers for old age, I don't mind them.
I really don't need optimization advice or anything, just ideas for how someone would lose their magickal abilities.
There are no rules for this. Call it simply a story fiat thing and simply say the character can not prepare or cast any spells.... job done.
The only real question is do you want to leave in dead wizard levels or say that he retrained as a fighter or some other class. There's even precedent for this. Queen Galfrey of Mendev retrained all of her aristocrat levels into Paladin.