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.


Dance and singing schedule for July-September

The Thursday dancing and Wednesday singing classes that Katherina runs most weeks will be a little disrupted for the next few months, as she and several others will working around the rehearsal schedule for a show they're dancing in (The Return of Terpsichore).


The Great Persona Challenge

The Challenge is to produce the following 3 items over the coming year:

  • A back story. Up to 2 sides of A4.
  • An accessory/item that you would have used or owned.
  • A document that relates in some way to your persona.
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    If you accept the challenge, you must pledge an item to go into a prize chest. The winner of each category (see below) will receive one item of their choosing from the chest and the overall winner will receive the chest and all remaining contents.

Current entrants and pledges are here.


Auckland Sword & Shield Memorial Tourney and Feast

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Event Date and Time: 
August 9, 2014 - 12:30pm - 10:30pm

Three tournaments (single sword, longsword, rapier) and feast.

The first two forms to be fought with nylon wasters (loaner weapons available), the third with steel weapons.

For details of the tourney see here.

For the feast, see here.


Labour Weekend

Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - October 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

Come and relax and slip back into your favourite century for 3 days of camaraderie among friends.

This is a do-as-you-please event with no set timetable. Just bring your projects, weapons, toys, musical instruments, tools etc and get involved in whatever is going on.

There will be 2 options:

 1.        A Living History encampment with campfire cooking, period tents etc in the main camping area on the far side of the stream.

 2.        A&S project ‘camp’. This option is for those who wish to spend most of the weekend working on projects in the workshop (or if there is sufficient demand, in the school workshops). People who opt for this do not need to wear garb unless they wish to go into the living history encampment.

Booking form here.


St Catherine's Faire and Royal Visit 2014

Event Date and Time: 
December 5, 2014 - 3:30pm - December 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

Save the date!

St. Catherine's Faire for 2014 will be on the first weekend in December (5th-7th) at Camp Sladdin (the same site as the last two years').

Details, pricing, and a booking form coming soon - there will be an email to the lists when they're ready.

-- Anna, steward


Canterbury Faire

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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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