Today I started combining all the relics I'd been saving, at the end of this session I'd created 5 x T10 relics, and the cost of that... approx. 68 gold. The cost per combination from T6 is 164s, 328s, 656s, 984s; with 25 -30 of each T6 type and 15-20 of each T7 that means nearly 100 T6 and 60 T7 combinations, it soon mounts up.
The difference between some of the T9 and their T10 versions is minimal, for example the T10 Gem of Fortune a mere +1 Fate and +24 Crit Rating over the T9. 656s
The reward seems very much not to equate to the effort expended or the costs involved.
Then melded 3 of them to get a Westemnet Setting of Endings which included melds to get the correct 3 relics, and the cost of that... approx. 13,400 shards.
Shards could be got by refining crafted relics and the Compendiums required to do that could be quested for at minimal time cost for the Supreme, Westfold & Eastemnet craft levels.
Now for the Westemnet level there is no quest and we have to buy them at the skirmish camp using Marks & Medallions, which have better uses i.e. shards and symbols.
The cost of combination (silver) needs reducing especially given the minimal nature of the improvments.
The number of relics in each combination from T9 - T10 needs to be reduced to 2.
The cost of melding (shards) needs to be reduced.
There needs to be a quest for the Westemnet Compendium.