Things can get weird when you’re born under the Sign of the Atronach. Like, you can cast amazing spells that most could never even dream of! But you also spend all your time THINKING about magicka and scrounging for magicka potions/ingredients and clearing out all the Mage’s Guild’s supply chests and budgeting your magicka and obsessing over it.
Sometimes (early in the game) I even found myself seeking out bandit caves, thinking “bandits usually have at least one mage in their group…” then finding said mage, and just standing there letting him bathe me in flames so I could absorb some magicka back.
And yes, I have chowed down on raw daedra hearts. Void and frost salts are just TOO DARN RARE! And I almost always did have, like, 50 lbs of daedra hearts. Sooooooo…
(Of course, once I installed the Blood Moon expansion and there were just piles of belladonna berries lying around on the ground, things didn’t feel quite so lean…)