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.

Ildhafn's 20th Birthday


Ildhafn welcomes you to join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary of becoming a Barony in the Crescent Isles. Come join us for a weekend of celebration, tournaments, feasting and revelry as we remember the last 20 years of the Barony of Ildhafn. 

The event is being held at:

Hunua Falls Camp

203 Falls Road


We would love to see you all and can't wait to celebrate with you! 

A&S Theme: "Stories of Ildhafn"

Ildhafn Collegium - April 29-30 2023 (Pukekohe) - Ungarbed

Ildhafn's Collegium & Workshop Weekend

Ildhafn invites you to an ungarbed and catered weekend of learning. A range medieval crafts and classes are going to be available to wet your appetite, as well, you may well find some opportunity for help if you're working on your own medieval projects.

Starting Saturday morning and ending Sunday afternoon with overnight bunking and camping options available on Saturday night.

Overnight accommodation and options for self-catering food components are available but why pass up the opportunity to learn medieval cooking and eat heartily. To that end book now to secure your place.

SCA Fencing in Ildhafn

Next week we will be returning to class and to learning Saviolo*
When: 7pm -9pm Tuesday evening - term starts 14 March 2023
Where: Minerva Scout Hall- 563 Pakuranga Road, Highland park.
Cost: first class is free and after that it’s $10pp
What do you need to bring: yourself! A willingness to learn and if you have it- any gear ( but we have loaner gear available )
Event Date and Time: 
March 28, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Weekend workshops 2023

From the Seneschal - Greetings!
The call is being put out for anyone that wants to share their skills and talents or pass on any information/knowledge that may be burning inside them.
Last year saw a succession of very well attended and awesome Weekend Workshops. The focus was mainly garb as we had Coronation looming and people wanted to not be naked!
This year we would love for everyone to share their skills and also to tell us what you would like to attend.

The Navy of Lochac

Submitted by William de Cameron on February 24, 2023 - 6:06pm

From their Excellencies of Ildhafn

Greetings Good Gentles of the Barony of Ildhafn

The Baronage of Ildhafn has two ports of note within its shores. During Canterbury Faire it came to Our attention that the Lord High Admiral of Lochac, Don Martuccio Lorenzo Nico Cavalcanti de Medici, had but a small fleet and one oar. To ensure that Our messages continue to reach Crown, We approached the Admiral with the offer of ships for the Royal Navy.

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