[Elfsea] Pennsic Story

Phelippe Descors ld_Phelippe at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 9 06:27:19 PDT 2003

Master Iolo has a website at http://www.crossbows.net and for his email
address you might want to try info at crossbows.net.  I use to have another
one for him but I have misplaced it for the moment.



-----Original Message-----
From: elfsea-bounces at ansteorra.org [mailto:elfsea-bounces at ansteorra.org]
On Behalf Of lisabetta
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 2:06 PM
To: Barony of Elfsea
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Pennsic Story

How can we reach him :) 

At Friday, 08 August 2003, you wrote:

>Don Aeron Harper sent me this Pennsic story:
>Master Iolo Fitzowen, the newest Lion of Ansteorra, who has sold 
>at the Pennsic war for 17 years, sets up a canvas backstop so that his
>customers can test fire his bows with SCA-legal boffer arrows. He 
has done
>this every year that he has been at that or any other war. Every 
day all day
>boffer arrows hit the canvas and drop harmlessly to the ground.
>This year, on Thursday, Cindy Cooper walked up with a Marshal in 
tow and
>told him that what he was doing is against the rules.
>Iolo replied "Oh. Well I've been doing it for 17 years."
>Cindy said "Yes, well I've suspected that you've been doing it, 
but I've
>never actually caught you at it." 
>Well it was pretty incredible that not only did she happen to "catch" 
>doing it, this time, after somehow missing it for 17 years, but 
she already
>had the paperwork filled out (with the marshal's approval) to throw 
Iolo off
>the site.
>Iolo said "I had no idea this was a problem. We can just stop doing 
it, all
>you had to do is ask." 
>Cindy said "No, you're out of here. Clear out tonight."
>In case anyone doesn't know Iolo, making and selling these crossbows 
is how
>he makes a living. He gets fully 1/4 of his business at and because of
>So Iolo is driving the 24 hours home to Texas right now, without 
even so
>much as a partial refund. He's bringing home several finished
>any would like to buy one. If you were thinking of ordering a crossbow 
>him soon-ish, now would be a good time. 
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