"An unintelligent swordsman is locked in a room with a king, a wealthy merchant, and a priest. Each man tells the stupid swordsman to kill the other two to serve him. 'Kill them and serve me, and I will give you a title,' says the king. 'Kill them and serve me, and I will give you more gold than you can ever dream of,' says the merchant. 'Kill them and serve me, and I can absolve you of your sins and better spirituality,' says the priest.
Remember, the swordsman is not intelligent; he's thinking of immediate gain, not for the future.
Who would you kill, and who would you follow?
I would kill the merchant and the king, following the priest
I would kill the merchant and the priest, following the king
I would kill the king and priest, following the merchant