Yes, the original Lost Labyrinth had 9 staff pieces. This was reduced to only 7 pieces so that the game would end after about 70 levels instead of at least 90 levels (averaging about 1 staff piece every 10 dungeon levels).
Anything related to the Lost Labyrinth game series.
Nice one Rombosman!!
(I see that you too found the secret of Mercenary )
Fire Magic + Elf Blood is fun
Also... you did not get Elemental Mastery? Could save 3 points if you like...