MARDI GRAS KREWE
Better bring some bags, you're going to need them!
The Shadow Barons was founded June 10, 1999. The name honors Baron de Feriet, Louis Guillaume Laland Marie Hiacinthe Arnould. The Baron de Feriet was a career officer in Napoleon’s military in the New World from 1792 until 1815. He amassed wealth and fame for his courage in battle against foreign armies and pirates. Nearing retirement, he purchased Ecor Rouge, most of what is now known as Montrose.
Our crest is based on a coat of arms from a Baron in Napoleon’s military service. Additions include the comedy/tragedy masks signifying Mardi Gras and the chalice of our Baroness. Our emblem is a phantom representing the Baron De Feriet risen to once again lead his soldiers into battle. Shrouded in a hooded red cloak, the Emblem brandishes a sword and mans a cannon on Tetis, the ship he commanded during his military service.
Our royal blue, red and white costumes are a reflection of the Baron's military background. They are adapted from the military uniforms of Napoleon’s officers.