So, I'm in need of some help here. I'm working on a story, but I'm having some trouble putting together a conflict. I've got characters, setting, and the world, but not a conflict. (This paragraph is mostly description of the world. Thought it might be helpful, but not necessary) Now, my story is a modern fantasy, centering around the idea that the wizards/magicians/whatever are trained in student teacher pairs. New magicians must learn from teachers, and teachers must have a student. At least one, and no more than three. That way, the wizard population will not decrease, but is unlikely to significantly increase either. Also, teachers may not have family for students (to prevent the creation of unequally powerful clans). No organizations are made either. Magicians are generally independent of each other besides basic friendships, associations, and research. The magic system is both fairly simple and complex at the same time, so i wont go into much detail there, but magicians generally specialize in a single magic skill set either developed by themselves, or is an advanced form of their teachers techniques. So, I've got a bunch of characters designs lined up, and most any of them could be antagonists as easily as protagonists with a simple emotional shift. Now i'm stuck with what kind of conflict to use. I'd rather not have any specific ideas right now, but more general things like a hunt for an object or stopping a serial killer. I can figure out some things by myself, but you guys are just a wealth of ideas that I'll never think of, so I'd really love your help.