The Protector of the Faith is no longer in the Sisters of Battle Codex. Today, we take a look back at the legendary missionary Uriah Jacobus.
Uriah Jacobus hails from Warhammer 40,000 Second Edition. He’s been a fixture in the Sisters of Battle book since that time and he’s had quite the history.
Uriah Jacobus, the Protector of the Faith, was a missionary of the Ecclesiarchy who in his missionary duties, traversed the lightly inhabited region of space west of Bakka. By the age of fifty he had brought fifteen human worlds into the fold of the Imperial Cult.
He became a legendary figure while on the medieval world of Solstice. The now-famous Jacobus came to the world in order to bring the worship of the Emperor of Mankind, first spending three years gaining knowledge of the inhabitants of Solstice, before beginning to introduce the precepts of Imperial worship into Solstice’s own disorganised religion.
On meeting with the ruler of one of the world’s kingdoms, Jacobus spied a horrific four-armed statue of the realm’s god of death. Recognising the four armed statue as the unmistakable mark of Genestealer infiltration, Jacobus persuaded the more friendly rulers of the planet to align with each other and attack the alien-subverted kingdom. As soon as Jacobus arrived at the head of the loyal army the terrible truth became apparent as his army was attacked by swarm of Genestealers. Managing to smash through a screen of human Brood Brothers, his knights reached the heart of the cult, slaying both the Patriarch and Magus. Thrown into disorientation and confusion at the sudden loss of their leaders, the rest of the cult were massacred in a final charge. The battle made Jacobus a legendary figure.
He’s even had a miniature in the range for a very long time. His miniature might have gotten caught-up in the great metal purge from earlier this year. Uriah is unfortunately no longer available on GW’s website. But we haven’t forgotten this classic hero of the Imperium. While it’s unsurpsing that GW pulled his miniature, it is a little odd that they pulled his rules considering he had rules in the 2018 Chapter Approved Beta version:
If you still have this model and want to use him on the tabletop, you can at least run him as a generic “preacher” because those units are still in the Sisters of Battle Codex. While he’s technically been dead since 2nd we will always carry a candle for this fearless missionary of the Emperor!
RIP Uriah Jacobus – Your mission lives on.