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 BrotherbandsEdit
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