Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 3484
gascon, dubitation, arbalest, conciliate

 

King Richard the Lion Heart stepped out into the twilight sans his usual chainmail protective covering to take a look at the castle construction project and was mortally wounded by an arrow from an arbalest, and even more surprising, the gascon assassin who came forward was not a beefy warrior but a mere boy, leading to dubitation about the shooter’s identity and forcing the youth to conciliate the gathered crowd by explaining his motive – to avenge the killing of his father and brothers by the king’s guards, who took this news rather poorly, and led the youngster away to be executed, despite a pardon from the lips of the dying monarch.

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