Annais Elanor de Montomerie

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Annais Elanor de Montomerie, Photo by Diarmait ua Dhuinn
Registered Name: Annais Elanor de Montomerie
Resides: Chemin Noir
Status: Active
Joined SCA: May 1988
Order of Precedence
Annais Elanor de Montomerie

Or masoned sable, a chevron gules.

Honorable Lady Annais de Montomerie

Previously Known As:

Additional Registered Heraldry:


  • Local Offices Held
    • First Steward of the Barony of Namron
    • Prior Treasurer, Barony of Elfsea
  • Regional Offices Held
  • Principality Offices Held:
    • Premier Herald of the Principality of Vindheim
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Prior Star Signet Herald

Persona History:

French, 14th Century.


  • Automata
  • Naalbinding
  • Scribal Arts (Calligraphy)
  • Trichonopoly
  • "Anything Science-y"
  • Golf


Timeline of Activity:

  • First event was a Namron Beltane!
  • Owen & Genevria's Coronation - such an awesome event!!
  • Early 90s - the Beltane I met Reinne the Shameless.

Prior Groups:

Populace Provided Information:


(09/23/2019) I have dabbled in scribal arts for 18 years. I *understand* the challenges of creative choices, the hours spent plotting out and drafting, the misery of calligraphy, the backbreaking, hand-cramping labor of painting. Receiving the culmination of such grace and love is humbling. Annais de Montgomerie... You humble me. You inspire me. I am in your debt. Your work is breathtaking, exquisite, and glorious. It is going to the framers TODAY. I have only one complaint: I cannot find your signature on it.

Kyna Terricsdottir

Once, when I was VERY young, Annais asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be a Zoo keeper, or maybe a race car driver! She asked why not both, and suggested that I ride tortoises! I don’t think she remembers the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.

Ivo Blackhawk

I met Annais in my first year in the SCA, and we have been friends, rabble-rousers, heralds, and co-conspirators together ever since. She has been my go-to person for help, our council with regards to the College of heralds, and has been invaluable with regards to helping me with several of my heraldic projects.

Annais was fully half of the effort behind my work in creating and running Heralds Professional Development retreat in 2019. She was fully half of the reason we were able to get the event from literally nothing, to fully realized in less than 7 weeks.. Her work as both a herald and a scribe continues to this day.

About 5 years ago, as something of a side project, I started writing title cards for people along the theme of “If I were to introduce you in a book, this is how I would do it”. This is what I wrote for Annais:

“Walking up to you, Annais's presence reflected the different aspects of her. As she closed the distance, it wasn't hard to see the girlish, child like glee in her eyes, the fun-loving, mischievous smile, and hands as likely to fling a breadcrumb as they were to carefully sculpt a calligraphed word. But as she got closer, you quickly realized the whole package was contained in a mountainous presence, the literal big sister tall enough that she could stare down at your bald spot with enough clearance to playfully pat you on the head all at the same time. Small is posture, epic in stature, and fun all around, few could remember ever seeing the big face and bright eyes without a smile.”

Second Vindheim Coronet

Posted to Facebook on October 14, 2022.
Greetings, Vindheim! In case you don't already know them, here is an introduction to the Principality Herald, HL Annais de Montgomerie.
Annais was introduced to the SCA at a Medieval Fair in Namron by a good friend. "We dressed up and hung out with people under the pavilions on Saturday. Then we went to the revel on Saturday night. I knew I had found my people as I helped clean up the site and was asked if I was coming back on Sunday. I said "Sure!" I went back and picked up right back where we left off. The very first official SCA event I attended was Namron’s Beltane that followed. I was hooked, and thus began my journey!"
Her goals and areas of focus for her tenure as Vindheim Herald are:
1. Build Vindheim strong in all parts of heraldry: armorial, onomastics, voice, etc. I want the rest of Ansteorra to know that if they want competent, enthusiastic heralds, all they need to do is let us know and we will answer that call. So that Vindheim is the model for success for heraldic activities, as well as recruiting and retention of those heralds.
2. Ensure that the first round of Vindheim award/order names are passed through the College of Arms.
3. Establish the heraldic titles for the Principality Heralds: this office, the voice of the Coronets, and the ER deputy.

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