Ildhafn is Lochac’s tenth Barony, and it is based in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Along with Barony of Southron Gaard and the Shire of Darton, Ildhafn is one of the groups that make up the region in Lochac referred to as the Crescent Isles.
Ildhafn was initially formed in 1994. In September 1996, Ildhafn was made a Shire of the Kingdom of Caid and on 21 June 2003, the group joined the Kingdom of Lochac and was elevated to Barony status.
Saint Catherine is the Barony’s patron saint and they celebrate her feast day at St Catherine’s Faire each year.
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Reigning Barons and Baronesses
The full list and dates of all reigning Barons and Baronesses (also known as Landed Gentry or Landed Barons and Baronesses) are listed on the Canon Lore website under Ildhafn.
Baronial Name and Device
The baronial device for Ildhafn, as emblazoned on the Lochac Roll of Arms, is:
Per pale azure and argent, chapé ployé, two lymphads and a laurel wreath counterchanged.
In AS 38, the Kingdom of Caid granted Ildhafn an Augmentation of Arms in recognition of their long ties with said Kingdom.
- Cluain is a Canton of the Barony of Ildhafn, based in Waikato, New Zealand. The group was established as a Canton on 1 January 2005.
The Canton device for Cluain, as emblazoned on the Lochac Roll of Arms, is:
Per fess wavy argent and vert, a bull salient guardant sable and a laurel wreath argent.
Baronial awards are bestowed by the landed Barons and Baronesses, often in response to recommendations they receive from the populace. The Baronial Order of Precedence is available on the groups website.
Guildsmen of the Barony of Ildhafn
The Guildsmen of the Barony of Ildhafn is awarded to those whose artistry and contribution to their craft provides inspiration to the Barony.
Militia of the Barony of Ildhafn
The Militia of the Barony of Ildhafn is awarded to those who defend the honour of the Barony by their skill in the arts martial.
Alderman of the Barony of Ildhafn
The Alderman of the Barony of Ildhafn is awarded to those who give of their time and effort to enhance the experiences of all and in doing so inspire others to do the same.
Burgesses of the Barony of Ildhafn
The Burgesses of the Barony of Ildhafn is awarded to those who provide the examples of courtesy to which we all aspire.
Freedom of the City
The Freedom of the City is awarded to those who have contributed greatly to Ildhafn and who reside outside of the Barony.
The Baron and Baroness bestow Baronial Cyphers upon those who significantly enrich their tenure. The tokens change throughout time.
Ildhafn’s signature events include:
- St Sebastians – an archery and campfire cooking weekend event held in February or March each year.
- Bloth – Ildhafn’s traditional midwinter feast.
- Feast of St John of Jerusalem – the Canton of Cluain’s flagship event, held in September each year.
- St Catherine’s Faire – a weekend camping event of tournaments, wars, feasting, arts and sciences, markets, and entertainments. It’s usually run in November or December of each year.