Let's say, there is a Druid. He has some soulmelds shaped and really likes them, through he also likes his Wild Shape ability. He looks at his soulmelds, he looks at his Wild Shape and asks himself - "Am I able to combine them?"
Okay, here's the question: Can a Druid have active Soulmelds during Wild Shape, or are the Soulmelds being supressed for the duration?
The rules on Wild Shape say this:
Any gear worn or carried by the druid melds into the new form and becomes nonfunctional. When the druid reverts to her true form, any objects previously melded into the new form reappear in the same location on her body that they previously occupied and are once again functional. Any new items worn in the assumed form fall off and land at the druid's feet.
While the description on Soulmelds say this:
Soulmelds are persistent magical constructions shaped from pure incarnum—the power of souls living, dead, and yet unborn—fused with the meldshaper’s own essence. They resemble both long-lasting spells and magic items in many ways, but truly are neither. Once shaped, a soulmeld takes on a solid physical form in the shape specifi ed for that particular meld. A shaped soulmeld acts as a normal object that might be worn, such as boots, armor, or a robe except for the following: they cannot be removed from the individual wearing them, they cannot be damaged except as specifi cally noted and they don’t have a weight (though they can restrict movement, thus giving an armor check penalty if applicable).
So, it looks like somewhat of a draw. Is there anything in RAW to solve this conundrum?