Shiloh is the home of the famous Exituri, the religious ascetics who left Terra early in the Exodus to pursue their
severe but secret doctrines. The Exituri leadership disdains political involvement, but because the priesthood must
make political decisions, religious leaders have had to take positions on interstellar matters about which they have
little interest.

Shiloh has been conquered twice: once by the Lyran Commonwealth in 2838, and once by the Free Worlds
League, who took it back in 2910. The devastation on this world convinced the Blessed Leader to join the Silver
Hawks, a mutual defense pact with several of Shiloh's neighbors, in 2966.

A bitter foe of the Marik, the current Blessed Leader of the Exituri blames the Houses of the Inner Sphere not
only for the suffering of her people during the Succession Wars, but for all the tragedies of the human race.

Although the surface of Shiloh is arid, requiring the Exituri to import most of their water, this is not the main
reason why crops are difficult to grow. The fierce winds increase the difficulty of farming enormously, as does the
Exituri's disdain for technological laborsaving devices. Their farmers live by the horse and plow, and they are
proud to say that the chores they assign their children will either toughen them up or kill them. Most of the
Exituri's food is imported, though there are few other offworld items that they require. They export traditional
crafts, such as decorative woodcarving and silk-screening, which they themselves regard as foolish vanities, but
for which they do not mind charging top dollar.

[3132] An arid, windy, and nearly barren world, the only surface water on Shiloh takes the form of numerous
scattered seas, lakes, and interconnecting rivers. Together with its lack of resources, the climate of this world
would have left it uninhabited had it not attracted the notice of the Exituri. The Exituri, a secretive, religious sect
that blends elements from faiths as diverse as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and even Paganism, left Terra early in
the Exodus for ideological reasons. Settling on Shiloh, the Exituri quickly established a theocratic society, based
on their precepts, known collectively as the Bhagavad-Gita. Shiloh became part of the Lyran Commonwealth's
Federation of Skye in the years leading up to the formation of the original Star League, but took little active role in
interplanetary politics. The planet's small population supported itself as best as possible, though their religious
tenets limited them to using the most primitive means for farming and industry, while trade was limited to the
export of local handcrafts in exchange for water. After the fall of the Star League and the beginnings of the
Succession Wars, however, Shiloh became a target for frequent raids and invasions between Houses Steiner and
Marik, eventually falling to the Free Worlds League in 2917. During the centuries of Succession Wars, the Exituri
leadership exerted near complete control over the world, despite numerous rebellions against the hard-liners of
the government. At this time, the Exituri leadership of Shiloh preached often of the evils of advanced technology.
They proclaimed that their Divinity no longer recognized mankind as a result of his increasing dependence on the
tools of science and warfare, and they further condemned the Great Houses of the Inner Sphere, not just for the
Succession Wars, but for all the tragedies of the human race. Ironically, the end of the Exituri's absolute rule of
religion came at the hands of the zealots of the Word of Blake. Subverted by Blakist agents for years beforehand,
the ancient Exituri government was washed aside, replaced by the Word's technotheocracy within months after
the Jihad began, transforming the Exituri youth into a new breed of fanatic dedicated to the Blakists' own causes
of chaos and death. Shiloh became a favored locale for Blakist "reeducation camps", and a training ground for
zealot commandos and MechWarriors alike, until the combined forces of Devlin Stone's coalition finally liberated
the world near the end of the war. Shiloh's entrance into Stone's Republic signaled the world's rebirth, between
the arrival of new residents and the establishment of economic initiatives aimed at rebuilding the planetary
economy. Though sects of Exituri still remain, the religious group no longer dominates the local government, which
was remade in The Republic's image. The capital city of Shiloh is Randersville, and it is located on the north shore
of Blessed Lake, in the northern hemisphere.

Shiloh was originally part of the Free Worlds League until the creation of The Republic.  Shiloh became part of
Prefecture VIII under the control of The Republic.  After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress Republic was
created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Shiloh was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Shiloh joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: A8V
Position in System: 4 (of 4)
Number of Moons: None
Days to Jump Point: 26
Surface Water: 15%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.11
Equatorial Temp: 55° C
Highest Native Life: Plant
Population: 3,067,000
Governor: Yvgenny Kubayshev
Planetary Legate: Martin Walter
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