Barony of Ildhafn

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Ildhafn is a Barony encompassing Auckland and Hamilton in New Zealand. The Hamilton region is known as the Canton of Cluain.


The Barony of Ildhafn was founded in 1994 in Auckland New Zealand when Marienna Jensdatter put a notice in a local games store, calling a meeting of interested parties to form an SCA group in Auckland. She had just returned from Canturbury Faire. The first meeting was held in a coffee store, and was attended by Marienna Jensdatter, Thyra Haroldsdottir, Cicilia Lyon, Inigo Missaglia, Lucrezia-Isabella di Freccia, Eleyne de Comnocke, Stefano d'Urbino [Please add/remove names from this list]. Estrid Henningsdatter was also involved from the very beginning.

Roheisa le Sarjent visited the group that was forming in Hamilton (Cloudy River) at Easter that year and a sizeable group went down to meet with her. She taught us a little of everything, and gave the group a very strong base to start from.

Ildhafn was elevated to Baronial status on the 21st of June A.S. XXXVIII by Cornelius and Morwynna, with Asbjorn Pedersen Marsvin and Marienna Jensdatter as founding Baron and Baroness.


Ildhafn's first event was the Bloth held at mid-winter at the Univerity of Auckland functions room. It was small and a lot of fun. There were even some people who came just to help clean up. The next year the event moved across the road to the crypt at St. Pauls. The Bloth continued there for many years and hosted two weddings (Eleanor du Pre and Geoffey Lineye, and Asbjorn Pedersen Marsvin and Marienna Jensdatter). More recently it has been at the Danish Society House in Penrose.

Ildhafn's annual camping event began as the Border War, and was hosted alternately with Cloudy River on Labour Weekend for a number of years. It then transformed into St. Catherine's Faire and moved to a weekend later in November.

Twelvth Night was held for 9 years in Eleyne's mother's garden, but had to find a new home as she sold her house and moved to browner pastures in Wanaka. In 2004 it was held at the Lions' Hall in Waterview, where many small events are held.

May Day has been held most years, but has not been held for a couple of years now.

Ildhafn is scheduled to hold Novemeber Coronet in November A.S. XXXIX, the first Lochac crown event to be held in New Zealand.

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