Greetings!

GroupPhotoWelcome to Ildhafn 

We are a medieval and renaissance re-creation club. 

We hold regular events where we  dress like medieval or renaissance people, feast, dance, sing and participate in tournaments. Between events, most of us practice various arts & crafts, and pursue specialised areas of interest such as weaving, dancing, fencing, armouring, sewing, heraldry, shoe-making, book-binding, calligraphy, illumination, music, brewing & cooking. There are few historic crafts that one of us would not have touched on at some time.

New members are welcome, whether you want to become heavily involved, or just have a go once or twice a year.

This website is mainly about the Auckland branch. The website for the Hamilton/Waikato part of the group (the Canton of Cluain) is here. There are links here to other SCA groups in New Zealand, and around the world.


May Crown Tournament

Event Date and Time: 
May 1, 2015 - 5:30pm - May 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Welcome to May Crown Tournament Lochac's first event in A.S.L. P1010365

A fully-catered weekend, with accommodation, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, at Hunua Falls Camp. Friday night: the very first event in the Known World in the fiftieth year of our Society (we're pretty sure there isn't an event planned in Kiribati). Saturday: the Tournament to select the next Crown of Lochac, followed by a sumptuous feast. Sunday: more medieval stuff, for fun.

Book here


Dance classes in 2015

Greetings, dancers of Ildhafn (and those who are soon to be dancers)!

Weekly dance classes should resume early in March.

However, CityDance (our old studio) has new owners, and may no longer be available.


Persona Challenge

The Persona Challenge ends at St Sebastians on the 28th Feb; that's just 6 weeks away. Honour, glory and spiffy prizes will be heaped upon the winners. Have a look in the Photo Gallery to have a sneek peek at some of the pledges already in the prize chest.

Remember there will be a prize for each category as well as the chest and its remaining contents so if you still have time to make an entry and bring it along to St Sebs!


Lost Property

Lost something?


Great Persona Challenge: entrants and pledges

To enter the Great Persona Challenge of 2014, email Master Edward Braythewayte (arts@cluain.lochac.sca.org) or Mistress Katherina Weyssin, and tell them what you pledge.

It is not too late to enter, so go on... give it a whirl!

The details of the challenge are here.


St Sebastian's 2015

Event Date and Time: 
February 27, 2015 - 4:00pm - March 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Back by popular demand! St Sebastians will be held at Braythwayte Manor on the northern shores of Lake Rotorua from Friday 27th Feb to Sunday 1st March.

Bookings now closed.

'Read more' to view the Chores List.


The Archives

Some of the stories previously featured on our website are archived here so that you can look back through them at your leisure.


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