Basically, in my post-apocalyptic story, a woman's dog is held ransom by a warlord until she steals an item from another warlord for him. The only problem is, she's not a thief. And she can't be. I need her to be a pretty "normal" person, if you would. This item is a very important one. Whoever has it holds all the power in the area. So the warlord wouldn't just choose a random person to secure this item for him. So I need a reason why this woman was chosen. Any ideas what a motivation could be? I would make her a thief, but she's already a big part of another character's arc, where she acts as a foil to his selfishness. Her being a thief wouldn't make sense in that case.