Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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The agon was of a classic type: two brothers engaged in battle for a throne after their father’s passing, one of whom was a victim of ambuscade, waylaid, with an arrow piercing his arm just below his pauldron, and although he grasped and broke off the shaft and thought that all would be well once the head was removed, he realized – too late – that the tip must have been poisoned, as he slipped into a hazy netherworld of beatitude.

(by wordgirl)

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Troilus knew well that beatitude cedes at the behest of agon, since neither breastplate nor pauldron guard against such deceitful ambuscade as that contrived by the ceaseless hand of Achilles.

(by A_Blade_Of_Grass)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 01, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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