Captain was a rank within the original Five Hundred Companions. Each captain commanded his own longboat and its crew of average 20–24 men.[source?]

History[edit | edit source]

Merethic Era[edit | edit source]

After reaching Mereth and reclaiming Saarthal, the Circle of Captains was assembled. Despite Ysgramor being Harbinger, leader of the Five Hundred, it was decided that each captain and his crew should walk their own paths. Thus captains became largely independent.

Fourth Era[edit | edit source]

During the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the Fourth Era Companions do not use such a rank. It is possible that it faded away with the need of longboats as Companions gained footing in Skyrim. However, the idea of the Circle was still kept.

Known Captains[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.