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 guys," said Jasmine, "did you mean Stefan and Pavel?" and when she saw the flicker in Crystal's eye, knew she had hit the mark: "who are they?" asked Teri, and Jasmine snorted: "Sam and Tavish call them The Lamplighters, they do off the books stuff, you know, Dark Arts, they'll have the licenses and contracts that Ms Shann-Delyeer spoke about, they're the ones in the van with the drones!" but Teri had stopped listening again, she had sent a message to Ludmilla and the reply was almost instant: "yessss!" she said and then explained to the others: "it was when you mentioned The Lochlann slaying MacFarlane and Doubleday, back in The War of the Crown: he also slew The Red Etin of Ireland, who was their partner-in-crime – he had a castle, well, a fortress in what is now Berwickshire, Edin's Hall Broch, you can still see the base of it, but after the Battle of Glen Glum, though MacFarlane and Doubleday re-emerged in another Time and Place, the Red Etin crops up only rarely and I wondered if there was a possibility, though I didn't want to bruit it about without something to substantiate it, and I do think Ludmilla's confirmed it," and the others stared at her as if she was talking gobbledygook, and she laughed: "never thought of it before, but I asked her when he was first mentioned and she said it was shortly after that War finished, he just turned up and settled himself into the town, built a house and a practice and even became Provost a few years later, very much the respectable man of business, all very bourgeois. . . . ." and together, Jazz, Crystal and even Flora – who had seemed quite listless and had pulled a fichu around her shoulders – asked: "who?" at which Teri laughed, "sorry, I forgot to say, it was Martin Elginbrod, very likely originally Edwin the Red – because of his red hair – he was Irish, very Celtic, and Ludmilla tracked down a tapestry, in the Elgin museum, that depicts him standing against a setting sun, so he's given a heroic kind of halation, and is shown with a scar on his neck, which he told people was caused when he didn't duck quickly enough one time his horse bolted and he was struck by a low-hanging branch, said it nearly took his head off, ha ha, very droll, but I wonder if the Martin Elginbrod that our friends, The Justice League of Auld Reekie, are keeping under wraps has that self-same scar – worth finding out, eh?"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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