Perhaps the most
difficult quest of the entire DLC, Impatience of a Saint requires you track
down 10 pages of Jiubs memoirs, which are scattered all across the massive Soul
Cairn (an area you gain access to at the end of the “Chasing Echoes” main
quest). If you need help with any other quests in the Dawnguard DLC, check out our Dawnguard Quest Walkthrough.
The Soul Cairn is a big place, so in order to help
you use our guide, you’ll need to understand the layout of the area. You enter
the Soul Cairn from its southwest corner. There is a fairly straight main path
that leads all the way through the area and to the Boneyard (a massive
structure) in the northeast end atop a hill, where Valerica stays. A little
less than halfway along that path, you’ll pass through a gap in a large wall
that runs in a southeastern direction and divides the entire Soul Cairn into
Your rewards for this quest are two items
(unfortunately no achievement/trophy): Saint Jiub’s Opus, which is just all 10
pages mashed together into a relatively worthless book, and the Locket of Saint
Jiub, which increases both your carrying capacity and stamina by 50. Both are
Jiub is far
beyond the wall that divides the Soul Cairn. If you were to start from the
steps leading into the Boneyard, head south-southeast. He’s among some dead
trees just east of the large structure with the windowed walls and one of the
hovering, soul-draining crystals. If you’ve found the Reaper’s Lair, he’s
northwest of that.
An alternative way to find him is to start at the gap
in the wall and continue along the main path until you reach the short, raised
platform that serves as a hub to four different path branches. From this hub,
head directly east, not following any path. You’ll eventually (and literally)
run into the structure mentioned in the above paragraph. Simply go around it
and continue directly east - Jiub is not far from that structure.
From the south side of the wall, head for the gap.
Instead of passing through it, follow along the wall to the southeast until you
reach a short staircase leading to an alcove with a soul. The page is right
next to him.
As you move towards the wall from the entrance to the
Soul Cairn, you should spot a small building with stairs leading up to its
barred entrance, which is locked by the two blue orbs on either side of it.
Blast the orbs with magic or arrows to open the bars and find a page inside.
From page 8, move further along the main path leading
to the wall from the south side and you’ll notice a small but open structure on
the right with four support columns. Inside there’s a chest; the page is on the
floor next to it.
Just after passing through the gap in the wall, look
for a merchant soul standing next to a cart, which is in front of a large
structure. Check on top of the barrel next to his cart for a page.
Descend the Boneyard Entrance’s stairs and make an immediate
right. Enter the building you see to find a word wall (Durnehviir hangs out
here after you’ve made friends with him). The page is on the ground near the
chest next to the word wall.
Descend the Boneyard Entrance’s stairs and turn left.
Follow the wall until you reach another part of the structure with stairs
leading up. Climb these stairs and you’ll notice a handful of souls lingering
around. Look for another short staircase leading up. At the top, you’ll find a
short corridor with a chest at the end. The page is on the ground near the
Head south-southeast from the four Soul Cairn
teleporters marked on the map (which are far east of the Boneyard). You should
spot a raised platform planted in the middle of the ground. Climb the steps and
check the floor under the altar, which holds the “Conjure Mistman” spell tome.
From where you find Jiub, head directly south. Look
for a large soul well with a wish circling around it. The note is at the base
of this well next to some other goodies.
Descend the Boneyard Entrance’s stairs and start
heading west. As you go, you’ll notice a building with soul-absorbing crystal
above it. Continue past that building to an even larger building - also with a
crystal above it. This building is actually a huge maze. Work your way through
it until you find the teleporter that leads to the roof. Up here you’ll find
the page next to the chest that lies directly under the floating crystal.
From the entrance to the Soul Cairn, go up to the gap
in the large wall. Stay on the south side of the wall and follow it west until
you can pass through a small entranceway into an enclosed area with a building
featuring a floating crystal above it. The page is on the ground near the chest
found directly under that crystal.