Skyrim:Impatience of a Saint

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Collect the ten missing pages of Saint Jiub's Opus.
Quest Giver: Soul of Jiub
Location(s): Soul Cairn
Reward: Locket of Saint Jiub, Saint Jiub's Opus
Suggested Level: 13
Jiub pacing around his campfire in the Soul Cairn

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Jiub or start collecting pages.
  2. Collect all ten pages.
  3. Return to Jiub.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

You may have come across a few pages floating around during your regular Soul Cairn tasks. Jiub is located in the Boneyard side of the Soul Cairn to the southeast. Talk to Jiub at any time to receive the quest, and return all ten pages to him when you have them. In return, he will give you the Locket of Saint Jiub and a complete copy of Saint Jiub's Opus.

Page Location
Page One
At the massive wall that divides Soul Cairn roughly in half, find the opening near its center. Staying on the entrance (staircase) side, turn right, southeast, until you reach a staircase going up into the wall. Go up the stairs and the page will be right in front of you. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 02.jpg
Page Two
To the left of the entrance to the Boneyard (where Valerica is) will be a small building with a broken Word Wall and a chest. Durnehviir may be sitting on the Word Wall. The page is right on the ground next to the chest. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 03.jpg
Page Three
Before going through the opening in the wall dividing Soul Cairn, turn left and you will immediately see a small tower. It consists of only one chamber with a chest. Exit the chamber on the other side and you will find a small building with an Ideal Master. Go up the stairs and you will find the page next to the chest on top of the building. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 04.jpg
Page Four
Stand at the entrance to the boneyard facing towards Valerica. Turn right and follow the outside of the Boneyard wall until you reach a building. Head up the stairs and turn left to go up another set of stairs to a chest. The page is next to the chest. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 05.jpg
Page Five
South of where Jiub is sitting at his campfire there is a raised stone floor with an energy well in the middle. Page five is on the floor by the well next to some assorted soul gems and other treasure. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 06.jpg
Page Six
From the entrance to the Soul Cairn, follow the path past the building where page eight is found (see below), and enter the second building on the right, a small tower with a Soul Well outside. The page is inside next to a chest in a corner. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 07.jpg
Page Seven
From where you found page four, head due east to the edge of the map and up some stairs up to a platform to find the Spell Tome: Conjure Mistman on a pedestal. Page seven and a bag of coins are on the ground at the base of the pedestal. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 08.jpg
Page Eight
When you first enter the Soul Cairn, go into the building on the right. It requires you to shoot a projectile (spell or arrow) through the green orbs to enter. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 09.jpg
Page Nine
Head west from the entrance to the Boneyard (Valerica's location) until you hit a building with one of the Ideal Masters above it. Take a right (towards north) to find another Ideal Master above an even bigger building. There are several chests in this building which is a small maze, but continue until you reach the glowing symbol on the floor; a teleporting device. Stand on it to go up to the roof. The page will be next to the chest at the top of the building directly under the gem. This chest is also the one that contains the soul gem to restore you if you entered the Soul Cairn as a mortal. There are no stairs to get back down so you have to jump. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 10.jpg
Page Ten
Go through the dividing wall. On your right a short way there is Morven Stroud sitting. The page is on a barrel next to him. SR-quest-Impatience of a Saint 11.jpg


Page Locations
Page Locations


  • It is not necessary for you to obtain this quest for the pages to appear; they can be gathered first before speaking to Jiub.


  • The ninth page may or may not appear.
    • Try attacking near the page's spot with a weapon or spell. This should cause the page to be knocked down to the ground floor of the maze, directly beneath the archway and make it retrievable. Sometimes you cannot see it downstairs as it is glued to the ceiling.
    • Using explosive shouts or spells with a large area of effect, such as Fireball, can dislodge the page.
  • Occasionally the sixth page will not appear in its location.
    • Leaving and reentering the Soul Cairn has been known to resolve this issue.
  • If one of the inhabitants of the Soul Cairn (Boneman, Mistman, or Wrathman) is killed near any of the pages, the ashes may collect on the page, making it unobtainable.
    • On PC Open the console and click on the ash pile, then use disable to remove it.
    • Explosive spells such as a tripped ward or Firestorm will dislodge it, though multiple castings may be necessary. The page will fly off randomly, so save first in case it goes somewhere you can't find.
    • Summoning a Boneman, Mistman, or Wrathman and killing the summon by the spot the original was killed may cause the page to reappear.
  • If you leave the Soul Cairn without completing this quest, your game may start to crash randomly.
    • On PC Return to the Soul Cairn then open the console and type setstage DLC1VQSaint 200. This completes the quest and resolves the crashing issues.
  • Even though you've collected all ten pages, some of them may not count towards the total, leaving the quest impossible to finish. ?
    • On PCOpen the console and type set DLC1VQSaintCount to 10 or setstage DLC1VQSaint 30 to fix this issue.
  • The tenth page can be stuck just below the lid of the barrel and might show up. ?
    • Open the console, select the barrel and type disable. Close the console, pick up the page then open console again and type enable to return the barrel back.
    • Using explosive shouts or spells with a large area of effect, such as Fireball, can dislodge the page.

Quest Stages[edit]

Impatience of a Saint (DLC1VQSaint)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
20 While exploring the Soul Cairn, I've come across the soul of a strange Dunmer named Jiub. He claims to be writing the second volume of his life's story but lacks the notes from his first in order to complete it. He's asked for my help in locating the pages which are likely spread across the entire Soul Cairn... quite a daunting task.
Objective 10: Find pages from Saint Jiub's Opus (<Global=DLC1VQSaintCount>/10)
30 I've located all of the notes that Jiub lost when he arrived in the Soul Cairn. I should return them to him when I get the chance.
Objective 20: Return to Jiub
200 Finishes quest☑ I've returned all of Jiub's lost notes to the poor soul. He presented me with an an [sic] amulet and a pristine copy of his first volume in appreciation for my efforts.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 10.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage DLC1VQSaint stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest DLC1VQSaint.