The Oldest Tricks In The Book

Red Mage: You just fell for the oldest trick in the book, Lich King!
Thief: The one where you get three gullible suckers to make you their undisputed leader?
Red Mage: You just fell for the second oldest trick in the book, Lich King!
Lich: The trick where you put your soul into a gem so you can't be killed and instead become an invincible ruler of the dead?
Red Mage: You just fell for the third oldest trick in the book, Lich King!
Fighter: You mean attaching two sword hilts by a length of chain -
Red Mage: Okay, that is so not in trick book!

The Oldest Ones in the Book of tricks.