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.

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!

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.

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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.

Argent Court Debut Camp

Event Date and Time: 
January 30, 2015 - 6:00pm - February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Kick off 2015 with the Argent Court's Debut Camp (ACDC) for some re-enacty fighty goodness.

For more information see:


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.

Booking form here.

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

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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