Welcome to the Vlachernai Website.
Vlachernai is one of the Melbourne Branches of the NVG - New Varangian Guard Inc.
The NVG is a non-profit Australia wide organization, devoted to reviving the diverse aspects of life in the Middle Ages, our aim is to be as authentic as possible for both education and fun, without compromising on safety, the Law and people's enjoyment.
Vlachernai was established in 1981 and since then we have participated in many events including markets, special events and festivals. We hold educational and entertainment displays which highlight our historical period of interest the Byzantine Empire, its allies and enemies of the 9th to 13th centuries A.D.
Groups of the Varangian guard hold regular meetings to practice various skills such as technqiues, craft workshops, such as armouring and costume making.
From time to time we hold feasts, contests, games, camps, and workshops for NVG Members, in which members skills and achievements are put to good use and which are the real pleasure of the past time.
Please explore our website to learn more about our group.
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