Riverwind the Plainsman (Preludes II Volume One), by Paul B. Thompson & Tonya R. Carter, paperback Dragonlance novel
“Desperate to win the hand of his chieftan’s daughter, Riverwind embarks on a dangerous mission to find the fabled Blue Crystal Staff
To prove himself worthy of his great love, Goldmoon, Riverwind is sent on an impossible quest by the elders of the Que-Shu tribe: Find evidence of the true gods.
With an eccentric soothsayer named Catchflea, Riverwind falls down a magical shaft, and alights in a world of slavery, sorcery, and rebellion. As Riverwind, Catchflea, and a resourceful elf-girl find their way to Xak Tsaroth—and discover the Blue Crystal Staff of Miashakal—they are stalked by fate and prophecy. For it is said that one of them will go mad, one will die, and one will find glory.”