Spoilers ahead, obviously. So in my book, this character Daktarash steals a crystal from the emperor that happens to be very valuable-- it makes Zarakharn immortal. Daktarash doesn't know this, only that he'll be rewarded for stealing it. So steal it he does. Before stealing the crystal, Daktarash sells a sword to Zarakharn, saying it was given to him by a dragon who didn't give Daktarash any information about himself, who suggested that Zarakharn would pay handsomely for the it. The dragon's motives for giving it to Daktarash instead of selling it to Zarakharn himself are not clear (but they will be made clear later.) The reveal-- Daktarash was hired by that same dragon to steal the crystal. Daktarash is meant to receive payment for the sword, break into Zarakharn's room, steal the crystal, and leave. Then he is supposed to bring the crystal to his informant. He has already received the reward-- he is performing this service in return for the informant giving him the sword to sell to Zarakharn. So I need two questions answered-- one, should I reveal this while he is stealing the crystal or after in a conversation between his informant and another member of the organization the informant belongs to? and two, how do they make sure he won't just sell the sword and walk out instead of stealing the crystal before he leaves and bringing it to them?