- Skandians are about to be initated into the Skandian society as young warriors they first need to pass thourgh a series of tests. When young
They pass (or fail) these tests in groups of several boys, known as Brotherbands. One is the skirl, or captain of the ship and the others take a position below him.
- Main article: Brotherband Training
List of Brotherbands
This is a list of brotherbands and all their known members which appear throughout the series.
- The Herons: Hal, Stig, Edvin, Ingvar, Wulf, Ulf, Stefan, and Jesper
- The Wolves: Rollond, Dell, Anton, Henjak, Bjorn, other unnamed recruits
- The Sharks: Tursgud, Knut, Dominic, other unnamed recruits