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.

Breakfasts at Canterbury Faire

You can order your yummy breakfasts here

Summer break

It's summertime, and Ildhafn is on holiday.

There are still some things happening, but most of Ildhafn's regular activities take a break for December and January: from St Catherine's Faire until after Canterbury Faire.

All our regular activities will be back from mid-February, including Arts and Sciences meetings, fencing, dancing, singing and sewing.

Lost Property

Lost something?

Archery over summer

As the year and our regular schedule winds down for the Christmas break it's time to start taking advantage of the long summer evenings and get out and try something different.

Great Persona Challenge: entrants and pledges

To enter the Great Persona Challenge of 2014, email Master Edward Braythewayte ( 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.

Canterbury Faire Ildhafn campsite 2015

Event Date and Time: 
January 17, 2015 (All day) - January 25, 2015 (All day)

Canterbury Faire is the largest SCA event in New Zealand, and is a favourite event and annual holiday for many members of the Barony of Ildhafn.

For more information, as it becomes available, see the Southron Gaard website. Read on, to camp with Ildhafn.

Canterbury Faire

Event Date and Time: 
January 17, 2015 - 5:00pm - January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

New Zealand's largest regular SCA event.

Details can be found on the Southron Gaard website.  The dates for 2015 have been confirmed.

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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