Xermal is one of the oldest Soven. He has proven to be a battle tested leader and has taught others the way of war. He is the last true military strategist that the Soven have (something Miyal is working to rectify). He sees the threat the Muero pose even if the elders of the Soven tribes do not. He has sworn that when the time comes he will lead the Soven fleet against their enemy. Xermal has never been the most artistic of the Soven people, but he is known and a master of structural design, thus he is a leading building of the basic structures such as bridges and homes, leaving others to pursue their artistic expressions.
Miyal is right! We must prepare for the Muero.