GroupPhotoWelcome to the Barony of Ildhafn 

We are a medieval and renaissance re-creation club, interested in the good parts of pre-1600 history (i.e. we're leaving out the bigotry, sexism, racism and intolerance, not to mention the terrible medical care!).

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 always 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. We have a sister group which covers Hamilton/Waikato (known as the Canton of Cluain). There are also SCA groups elsewhere in New Zealand, and around the world.


Archery session at Isabell's field on Saturday 30 September


Bring gear if you have it, or contact Nora for some loaner gear (email 

Gold coin donation for borrowing bows or arrows.

Isabell's fields are in Glendene - email Nora for the actual address 

If you are intending to come Nora would appreciate an email, so she can predict numbers.

Baronial Succession

Greetings, to the people of the Barony of Ildhafn!

As you may be aware, Their Excellencies Rudiger and Alyenora intend to step down as Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn at St Catherine's Faire, on November 25th.


Letter of Intent of Maerwynn and Svartr

Letter of Intent send by the honorable Lord Svartr Ormsson and Lady Maerwynn to Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen.

Greetings to Your Majesties Steffan II & Branwen II, to Your Excellencies Rudiger & Alyenora and to the populace of Ildhafn and Cluain does the Honourable Lord Svartr Ormsson & Lady Maerwynn bid good tidings.

We are pleased to be able to submit our nomination to become your next Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn.  In this we trust you will find our

Letter of Intent of Elyna and Sympkyn

Letter of Intent send by Lord Sympkyn of the Moor and Lady Elyna Delynor to Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen.

Unto Your Royal Majesties, King Steffan and Queen Branwen, and the populace of Ildhafn and Cluain do Sympkyn of the Moor and Elyna
Delynor send greetings.

We ask that we be considered as candidates for the next Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn.

From Sympkyn

St Catherine's Faire and Baronial Investiture

St Catherine's Faire - our annual all-weekend event will this year also see the investiture of our next Baron and Baroness. Baron Rudiger and Baroness Alyenora have lead our barony since 2011 but have decided it is time for them to step down. Come along and help us thank them for their service, and welcome Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen as they visit to invest the new Baron and Baroness.

Plus bonfires, dancing, fencing, music, archery - what more could make a wonderful weekend? Bookings are now open!

It will be a fully-catered event, with accommodation, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. BOOK HERE for this fabulous event! 

The majority of the "usual" St Catherine's will happen: fencing, archery, armoured combat, maybe Arts and Sciences classes. But the highlights of the event will be the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness on Saturday afternoon, followed by a fabulous ball and then a sumptuous feast prepared by Lady Vettoria. 

Fencing practice

Fight like a musketeer!

We get together on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in Greenlane (at St Oswald's Church Hall, 193 Campbell Rd, Greenlane) to practice rapier, longsword, cloak and dagger, and a whole mix of other ways of using a sword. Have you ever wanted to be d'Artangan? We may be able to help...

Event Date and Time: 
September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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