Ildhafn

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.

Asbjørn Pedersen Marsvin and Marienna Jensdatter are Baron and Baroness Ildhafn- that is, the founding Baron and Baroness.

Newsletter and Online Presence

The Barony of Ildhafn has a website, an email list, and a facebook group.

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.

The current Baron and Baroness are Rudiger Adler and Alyenora Brodier.

Rudiger Adler and Alyenora Brodier, 4th Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

Rudiger Adler and Alyenora Brodier, 4th Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

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.

Arms of Ildhafn, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

Arms of Ildhafn, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

In AS 38, the Kingdom of Caid granted Ildhafn an Augmentation of Arms in recognition of their long ties with said Kingdom.

Subgroups

  • 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.

Arms of Cluain, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

Arms of Cluain, as rendered by Baron Master William Castille.

Baronial Awards

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.

Token for the Guildsmen of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

Token for the Guildsmen of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

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.

Token for the Militia of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

Token for the Militia of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

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.

The token of the Alderman of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

The token for the Alderman of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

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.

The token for the Burgesses of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

The token for the Burgesses of the Barony of Ildhafn. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

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 token for the Freedom of the City. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

The token for the Freedom of the City. Photo provided by Lady Anna de Wilde.

Baronial Cyphers

The Baron and Baroness bestow Baronial Cyphers upon those who significantly enrich their tenure. The tokens change throughout time.

Signature Events

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.