Alright, probably a weird and certainly a useless question about Skyrim. Say you've got a soul trapped in a soul gem. What happens to the soul after the gem is consumed? Is the soul consumed as if it never existed, or is it then free to move on to whatever afterlife or Daedric plane (or whatever) its owner believed in? What about enchanting armor: the enchantments in armor never need to be recharged...does that mean the soul is "trapped" in the garment for all time?
Doesn't matter really, it is just a game, but I'm wondering if it's explained in the canon anywhere. I've searched most of the books in Skyrim having to do with enchanting and conjuring, and can't find anything about it on the internet. Anybody able to shed light on this?