She returned to Nova Scotia in 2012, joining her brother Saul in his newly-formed pack, Vinátta. A reunion with childhood acquaintance Silvano Sadira led to a complicated romance and a pair of puppies (Abigail and Alessan, joined by the adopted Dreyma). Shiloh was a participant in the Ironside Conflict that threatened her children, after which she strove to better herself as a guardian. She ascended to the rank of Araedi Ríkr during this time, while balancing familial duties and those of motherhood -- even when a poisoning nearly took the lives of her second litter (Myrkr and Thyri).
A change of heart and fear for her family in the midst of the Inferni and Cour des Miracles War led Shiloh to join her lover's pack in late 2015. She settled in well among the courtly folk, tending to her family and working on her tailoring craft, and raised her final litter with Silvano (Serena and Gaia).
During the Winter of Tarnished Gold, the usurper Mistral de l'Or (once again) threatened Shiloh's family. While she maintained a cool head among the other Courtiers, Shiloh finally went to confront Mistral -- whose poison had made Shiloh sick and killed a puppy, Sága, in her second litter. She ultimately took it upon herself to kill Mistral, strangling her, but when a bodyguard stepped in Shiloh was brutally killed by the psychotic queen. Her family rallied around her death to take their home back.
Species: Shiloh showcases her Eastern Timber Wolf heritage in size and figure, being lean and average-sized.
Fur: Her thick fur was likely inherited by her larger subspecies.
Optime Hair: Her long blonde hair tumbles about her shoulders and is occasionally styled.
Facial Features: As per her timberwolf blood, her face is slender and pretty. She has a long, slim muzzle and delicate ears.
Build and Size: Shiloh is of average she-wolf size. She is slim-bodied, seemingly slender, but still muscled and sturdy. Her lean, streamlined body is geared more toward speed than strength, but her upper body strength allows her to effortlessly whirl her fighting staff around.
Shiloh always wears some sort of adornments to complement her body and present herself as refined. If she must go without clothing for practicality's sake, however, she will -- it's just most common to find her wearing something.
Wooden cat charm (carved by Saul) on leather string -- always worn
Flower tucked into hair by left ear -- type of flower varies by season and availability
Short red-pink halter top dress
Long deep blue dress with short sleeves
Long-sleeved, clingy, grey wool dress
Light blue cloak with snowshoe hare fur trim and deer hide inner lining
Speech: Shiloh has a very feminine and mature voice, slightly husky. She is polite, smooth, and eloquent around strangers -- but more playful and snarky with friends.
Scent: Shiloh has a crisp, clean scent -- often flowery and cat-like. Additionally smells of Stormbringer, Silvano, her children.
Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: She often fidgets with her cat necklace if a topic is relevant to her family. She will fidget with her hair or dresses if flustered.
General Posture and Body Language: Shiloh always stands with pristine posture. Her level of interest in others is obvious through her body language and proximity.
76 lbs (34 kg) — 28 in (71 cm)
Shiloh is a slender and lean she-wolf. She may use this form to hunt.
160 lbs (58 kg) — 35 in (89 cm)
Her broadened frame supports more muscle mass. The pale yellow stripe of her mane darkens to gold. She rarely uses this form.
155 lbs (70 kg) — 6ft (72 in) (183 cm)
Shiloh is slender but lithe with well-toned arms. Her Optime form is her default.
Dislikes: Crudeness, violent or barbaric natures, promiscuity, alcohol, dirt and disarray
Family: rearing children, caring for the household, keeping in touch with relatives, keeping them safe
Cour des Miracles: teaching its children, maintaining its culture, forging allegiances and raising its status
Personal pursuits such as tailoring, maintaining physical condition, rising to her own potential
Shiloh is most afraid of death/harm to loved ones, especially her children. She believes she has failed to keep them safe in the past during various conflicts or personal struggles. As a result, she can be overprotective of her children and frets about her far-off relatives.
She is also afraid of infidelity and worries that one day Silvano will overlook her or fall out of love with her.
Favorite goddess is Freya; also has a soft spot for Thor.
Shiloh is not overly spiritual, and she follows her religion more for cultural reasons than a legitimate belief in prophecies, stories, physical gods, etc. She does still pray and believes that the resulting forces might affect the outcome of a situation, but normally her spirituality does not come very much into her life. She doesn't preach, but she'd gladly tell stories of the gods out of fondness.
Presentation: Shiloh has no respect for the disrespectful, barbaric, and uncouth.
Species: Generalizes all coyotes as "Inferni brand," but has no bias against them. Prefers felines to other "intelligent" non-canines such as birds.
Non-Luperci: Non-Luperci are overall less intelligent and "enlightened" than humanized Luperci. She pities them somewhat, but she acknowledges that their way is simply different, not necessarily lesser.
Sexuality: Sees a monogamous and equal relationship as ideal (regardless of gender; no bias against sexual orientation), and harshly judges those who are more "deviant" in their sexuality, e.g., sleeping around, incest, polyamory, sex under the influence of alcohol.
Shiloh has high standards for a prospective partner, preferring those that are tall, muscular, and handsome-featured. While she appreciates a good personality, she would not be attracted to a smaller "pretty boy." She values charm and chemistry greatly, and also looks out for someone who can be a good father and provider.
She has been in denial of her sexuality in general for a long time, and while more open in this than she used to be, she has a tendency to "shut down" when there is acknowledgment of attraction. For example, while she may flirt with a stranger, once that stranger expresses a real concrete interest, she might grow frosty.
Accepts a small bit of wine in celebratory situations.
Detests intoxication and will berate others for it; cannot stand the idea of being out of control.
Extended: Shiloh has a lot of cousins close and distant, nieces, nephews, and other relations through the Stormbringer and connected families.
Silvano Sadira is Shiloh's lover and the father of her children. She does love him -- but she is not ignorant of the problems their distance (and other factors) pose. Regardless, she is as faithful to him as she would be a mate (even if she has her secret doubts of his fidelity).
Wilson is an intelligent cat whom Shiloh rescued. Wilson speaks and reasons on a canine level and often acts as a confidant and support to Shiloh during her hard times.
Jérôme Moineau is one of Shiloh's closest friends and a great friend to her children. Jérôme obviously has feelings for her, which Shiloh does not consider returning -- not while she has Silvano. She is occasionally impatient toward him but welcomes his help in everything.
Saul Stormbringer is her brother. The pair were close until Saul's family problems led him to more or less waste away, until he abdicated his leadership and left. Shiloh wishes she could have supported him better, but also that he would have asked for her help.
Ascher Stormbringer is her last sibling in the pack. Shiloh is very fond of him but has taken to giving him his space since he's blossomed into his own individual.
Colibri Haki is the former Sannindi, a sickly wolf whom Shiloh has quietly supported and tried to urge to come into her own. Now that she has given up her leadership, Shiloh is relieved.
Florina Soul is the new sole leader of Vinátta. Shiloh wants to serve as her council -- a closer ally than even the Áðr council with nonjudgmental support. While she thinks Flori is a little tactless, she does respect her drive.
Vesper is an Inferni leader whom Shiloh has sparred with on different occasions. She thinks Vesper is rather sensible, if as uncouth as most coyotes.
Neutral / Negative
Grace D'Angelo was her cousin Niernan's mate -- and the biological mother of Shiloh's daughter Dreyma. She hates the woman for her betrayal of Niernan and the implication Grace wanted involvement in Dreyma's life. Shiloh feels that she is without loyalty and does not deserve to see Dreyma.
Lilin Soulstorm was her brother Saul's mate, who left him -- and, in Shiloh's eyes, the start of his downfall. She feels Saul and his children would all still be in Vinátta and happy if not for Lilin's departure.
Sangi'lak was a too-close neighbor of Vinátta. Their leader, X'yrin Exultare, had a prejudice for Stormbringers following an argument about territory, and member X'ies Lambda once threatened to skin a Luperci under Shiloh's protection. Shiloh still has lingering prejudice for Sangi'lak members and mindsets.
Education and Learning: Shiloh learned her social skills largely on her own, helped by the tense atmosphere in the Solbjorg Valley and her own natural talent for socialization, and tuned by experience in her pack.
Diplomacy (Master): Shiloh is level-headed, eloquent, and courteous. She knows how to put aside personal opinions in order to deal with hotheads and how to handle delicate situations with rational but non-pressuring talk. She can be counted on to present herself well and be able to deal with all but the most closed-minded and difficult individuals.
Deception (Apprentice): She is not a liar, but Shiloh subtly deceives in her presentation to others. Part of her diplomatic approach is to hide her true feelings -- which she is an expert at. She presents herself in such a way that she is often underestimated, and she uses this surprise to her advantage.
Babysitting (Master): Patient and nurturing, Shiloh is a good babysitter for puppies of all ages. She is attentive to newborns and a good role model and guide to near-independent youths. Notably, she is popular among children for her nonthreatening, gentle demeanor as well as her ability to speak to children on a level they appreciate -- not talking down to them but still simplifying concepts and presenting them with honesty.
While generally good at keeping her personal opinions at bay, Shiloh is still very opinionated. She can be counted on to put them aside, but once someone is no longer counting on her, or a situation is very intense, her mask drops a bit and she can become acid-tongued and obviously barely-restrained.
Her deception is really a one-note surprise -- that a pretty blonde woman can be a fierce warrior -- and once someone is aware of her true nature underneath a smiling mask, she loses that element of shock. She can still control her presentation well, but she can only tell point-blank lies as well as the average Luperci. By this point, enemies have learned better than to trust her.
Education and Learning: Shiloh learned staff fighting from a woman in the Solbjorg and has honed it during her time in Vinátta, earning minor combat experience. She has been tutored by other fighters, including Vesper, who taught her a more feral style.
Staff (Journeyman): Shiloh is elegant and quick with her staff, specializing in a technique that emphasizes defense -- like her Araedi title means guardian more than soldier. She is quick to disarm opponents and disrupt their balance with precise strikes to vulnerable areas.
Hand-to-Hand (Apprentice): If caught without her staff, Shiloh falls back on unarmed combat to defend herself. She fights with a surprising amount of ferocity, a crude style that is effective if one is caught off-guard.
Lupus (Dabbler): Shiloh is learning the basics of Lupus combat and relies heavily on instinct to fight.
Shiloh's main style of fighting is meant more for defense than outright offense, so she can do little damage unless she blatantly cracks her staff against someone's skull.
Her unarmed combat relies on ferocity and instinct rather than skill, and she often leaves herself defenseless. Her small size compared to large or male wolves is additionally a weakness.
Education and Learning: Shiloh picked up on many other skills during her life. Much of her teaching was in Dahlia de Mai and the Solbjorg, while she honed these skills in Vinátta.
Tailoring (Master): Shiloh can adjust almost any piece of clothing to fit a Luperci body. She is most experienced with dresses but can do very well modifying other articles of clothing. Additionally, she collaborates with Jérôme to create cloaks and has made dresses from scraps of fabric as well.
Reading & Writing (Apprentice): Shiloh can read well concerning subjects she is familiar with -- like Vinátta's almanac -- and can copy print as well as write simple sentences with excellent handwriting.
Scouting (Journeyman): Shiloh was ranked as a scout in Dahlia de Mai and has retained a sharp eye for her Araedi patrols. She is very in tune with the territory and can easily spot if something is amiss.
Horseback Riding (Apprentice): Shiloh is a very comfortable casual rider. She can sit most even-tempered horses well, and she can go through the paces up to galloping with great control if riding a familiar animal.
Cat Care (Journeyman): Shiloh has learned most of the needs of domestic cats thanks to her close relationship with Muddy and Wilson. Additionally, she knows a little about rearing kittens.
Shiloh is an expert at finagling cloth to meet her needs -- but she cannot make new fabric.
Shiloh does not read often, and she is a poor writer on her own. She would be lost reading most books at higher than a middle school level.
Her perceptive nature, compared to her ability to read Luperci and her pack's territory, is considerably weaker with lands that she is unfamiliar with. She remains wary and quick to spot obvious danger, but she is not as clued in to significant landmarks outside of the context of Vinátta territory.
Shiloh lives in the northwest quadrant of Jordheim, in a medium-sized house nestled against the forest.
Her main room has a hearth -- rarely used -- and a potted fern in the corner, but its main feature is a table full of sewing supplies. Her staff usually leans against the main doorway, by a dirty glass window.
Her bedroom contains a large mirror on the wall, a bed of furs thrown on the ground, and a window opened to the trees where her cats come and go.
Shiloh mainly trades tailored items, from fur cloaks to sewn blankets to mended human clothing. She likes anything that is useful in return. She is hard to rip off, but neither does she drive an especially hard bargain.
In March, Shiloh and her brothers are born to Abigail Dawnrunner in the Dawnrunner camp following a tryst with Dreyrugr Stormbringer -- who is informed of the birth but unable to save her and the children. Abigail flees with her litter but is killed by her mother, Zia, while defending the children. Zia abandons the children on the mountain.
The children manage to stumble upon their aunt, Bris Stormbringer, who takes them to Dahlia de Mai. Dreyrugr finds them and attempts to take them back to the Solbjorg Valley -- though he only successfully returns with Shiloh.
A taboo child with clear Dawnrunner traits, Shiloh is met with hostility. She convinces her father to take her back to her brothers and returns to Dahlia de Mai -- where Dreyrugr wanders off again. Shiloh reunites with her siblings and receives her wooden cat charm from Saul at their celebration. Spoiled by her brothers and the pack, she develops into a prissy clean freak.
A large blizzard hits Nova Scotia. Shiloh and Ascher are lost in the snowstorm. They manage to find each other and together return to the Solbjorg Valley.
Shiloh begins to develop relationships in the Solbjorg -- for example, befriending her mischievous cousins Niernan and Bran Stormbringer. She forms a crush on a slightly older boy named Týr and pursues a relationship with him. She keeps the relationship hidden for amusement, but when Týr coerces her into sleeping with him, Shiloh abruptly breaks off the relationship -- regretting the loss of her virginity and forming traditional morals soon after.
As Shiloh matures, she begins to mellow out -- and develops diplomacy skills in the often high-energy Stormbringer camp. She is tutored in skills such as tailoring. An older she-wolf warrior introduces her to staff fighting, though she does not take to it right away -- seeing it as something beautiful rather than dangerous.
Miskunn Stormbringer spies on a Dawnrunner camp, discovering they have a prisoner and plan to destroy the Stormbringer colonies. Gideon storms the camp to save the prisoner, Wretch D'Angelo, and the two barely make it back, departing shortly after their recovery to Nova Scotia. Shaken by the event, Shiloh takes up religious training with the staff. She decides that she needs to protect her scattered family and so departs for Nova Scotia.
Shiloh arrives at Vinátta in September, joining the pack and reuniting with Saul, Niernan, and Bran. She meets her new extended family as well -- including cousin and sister-in-law Lilin Soulstorm and Saul's bastard son Temeraire Stormbringer.
Shiloh encounters Sangi'lak for the first time when X'ies Lambda threatens her and Jordyn, a dog loner, in neutral territory. Shiloh safely brings Jordyn back to Vinátta and informs Saul of the threat, learning of her pack's tense relationship with their uncomfortably close neighbors.
New friends and family welcome Shiloh soon after. She saves a cat from the hurricane and names her Muddy, and later receives Baldr the gelding during a trip to Freetown. Vinátta is soon alive with children -- her niece, nephews, and honorary nieces (new Sannindi Colibri Haki's daughters). They are formally introduced to the pack in the first of many Ausa Vatni ceremonies, and Shiloh earns a reputation as a babysitter.
In November, Shiloh rescues an injured cat named Wilson from the snow. She tends to him and begins to develop a close relationship with him, especially when Wilson comforts her after her nephew Temeraire's departure from Vinátta.
In December, Shiloh strikes out on a diplomatic journey, presenting Vinátta as a friendly and family-oriented pack. Her trip to New Dawn is especially fruitful, as Zalen Damaichu seems to want peace between Vinátta and his ally pack Sangi'lak. However, a later encounter with X'yrin Exultare in the neutral lands shows that it will take more than Zalen's sense to change Sangi'lak's prejudices.
Shiloh and Bran Stormbringer kill an ill loner that was desperate enough to trespass -- earning their places as Araedi. Shiloh realizes just what it means to be a guardian of her pack.
When diplomats from Sangi'lak and New Dawn approach Vinátta to discuss peace, Shiloh and Colibri welcome them -- but hot-headed Bran insists on making threats if the yet-to-be-defined peace is broken. Shiloh struggles to convey that Vinátta's intentions are peaceful despite open talk of threats -- but she is left clueless as to where the two packs stand.
Inferni is the last pack Shiloh has not acted as ambassador to -- but when delivering a message to Tayui Aston's friend Vesper, she makes a good impression.
Shiloh comes to terms with her sexuality in an intimate encounter with Whispers Neonite, a handsome loner. She shortly thereafter learns that Muddy is pregnant, with Wilson as the father. Anxiously preparing for kittens, she struggles to keep her composure around the pack -- luckily, a new member, Glasgow, has experience with cats and befriends her.
When Silvano visits the pack, Shiloh gives into her feelings for him. While her love life blossoms, Saul's crumbles when Lilin leaves her mate as the sole Virding. Shiloh comforts Saul the best she can while overwhelmed with the birth of Muddy's kittens and her reunion with brother Ascher Stormbringer.
On top of that, Shiloh discovers her one-night-stand with Silvano has left her pregnant. When she informs Silvano of her pregnancy, she discovers that he has already has a family in Cour des Miracles. They argue but ultimately come to a decision about the puppies -- that Shiloh will raise them in Vinátta but that Silvano will be a part of his children's lives.
The Ironside Conflict begins. Shiloh's puppies are kidnapped as hostages but ultimately rescued. After Glasgow's identity as Jérôme Moineau comes to light, the other Vináttan warriors erase the threat of the Ironside wolves.
Shiloh begins the long process of recovering emotionally from the Ironside Conflict. Silvano visits her and the children, and their continued chemistry hints to stronger feelings than pure lust. Muddy's kittens (all but deaf Aysun) leave the home. Members of Cercatori d'Arte and Casa di Cavalieri visit to forge a friendship with the Vikings. Meanwhile, Shiloh focuses on her own skills -- dabbling in weaponless fighting and streamlining her tailoring with the tanner Jérôme.
When Sangi'lak moves their territory, Shiloh is among the party of Vináttans that visit to make another overture of peace -- one ambiguously declined. A bitter Shiloh grows angrier when Lilin Soulstorm shows her face again, and shortly after this verbal altercation seeks out Vesper again for training. A feral and unafraid side of Shiloh is unlocked.
Ultimately, however, Shiloh cannot protect her pack when they need it most. She falls ill -- and while the threat of Sangi'lak is eradicated when the pack disbands, a number of Vináttans are attacked by outsiders. Shiloh spends much of he time post-sickness caring for ill Dreyma and the new puppies in the pack. Eventually, she recovers and takes up her post as Araedi again.
Shiloh strives to reach toward the Araedi Ríkr rank, at one point chasing off a trespasser -- though her biggest struggles are regarding her family. Silvano comes to her with news that his mate, Giselle, left him after he informed her of his affair. Shiloh is secretly pleased that the other woman is gone, though she works hard to comfort Silvano and make him feel loved and a part of their childrens' life.
Sólieri is kidnapped in mid-February -- and the girl's disappearance drives a majority of the pack to search for her, to no avail. Saul retreats into himself where even Shiloh cannot reach him.
Abigail Sadira, much to Shiloh's worry, travels south to her father's pack to visit her family. When Abi returns, she reveals that she has learned about her half-brothers and their mother. In March, she finally leaves to join Cour des Miracles with Shiloh's blessing. Though she grieves for her daughter's loss, she still has two children in Vinátta -- though Shiloh feels her relationship with Dreyma is threatened when the girl's birthmother, Grace D'Angelo, turns up at the borders. Shiloh threatens the woman if she ever tries to make contact with Dreyma, who she shelters.
For months, Vinátta lives quietly under the rule of one grieving leader and one sickly one. However, Florina Soul -- who had spent the past several seasons in New Dawn -- unexpectedly usurps her mother as Sannindi. Many in Vinátta are indignant about the change and voice rebellious opinions, but Shiloh stands by Coli and Flori's wishes, hoping to be a mentor to Florina.
After a long struggle with depression, Saul abdicates his rule and leaves Vinátta to search for his missing daughter. Shiloh resolves to help guide the pack from her position as one of the senior Araedi.
Following an argument with her son, Shiloh is acutely aware of the increasing emptiness of her house. She travels south to visit Silvano and tell him that she wishes to have more puppies -- and, despite their distance and special situation, Silvano agrees. Hopeful the pregnancy took, Shiloh returns home to tend to her duties, while finally acknowledging she is a mother first.
Brumaire Moineau, sent by Grace, visits Vinátta borders and calls for Shiloh -- who tells him of the presence of his daughter. She discovers that she is pregnant and travels to Cour des Miracles again, where she has a negative encounter with Mistral de l'Or -- an enemy of the King, unbeknownst to Shiloh.
Shiloh succumbs suddenly to sickness while in Cour des Miracles -- poisoned. She travels to Vinátta upon recovery only to discover that Jérôme Moineau has left the pack. In August, she gives birth to Myrkr Stormbringer, Thyri Dawnbringer, and Sága Sadira -- who dies within a week as a result of the poison.
The Nectar of the Sun on Our Lips Shiloh comes home to find a drunk Alessan. She argues with him about his behavior, though he explains that he was only trying to his job. He storms out, leaving Shiloh to realize how much she's missed in her son's life.
It's so Much Better in the Sunlight Shiloh patrols with Jérôme and Leaf -- who alerts them to the presence of a cougar. The Vináttans confront the animal, which Leaf recognizes as young and scared, so they drive it away without injuring it.