Volume 5, Chapter 12: Vault of the Spring Maiden

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 12: Vault of the Spring Maiden

Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it's the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it's clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who's going to come out on top?

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  • Freytd

    22 hours ago

    I agree that the fight scenes could be more exciting

  • Rover1116 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    Love the CoD zombies sound effects

  • Diesel9986

    1 week ago

    Holy Ozpin!!! She's the Spring Maiden??!!! Wow!!!

  • Roelandt

    1 week ago

    This...really isn't very good anymore. Uninspired, boring fight scenes. People standing around looking at each other to death. Insane facial expressions. I'm actually saddened by this season. Far worse than Volume 4. I feel like I lost a good friend.


    Thanks for screwing it up Rooster Teeth.

    • fb_494322214287149

      5 days ago

      Sheesh, they didn't screw it up, they know where the show is headed.

  • BueBerry

    2 weeks ago

    oh shiznit.. the spring maiden tho..

  • Wolfboy762 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    "Ozpin.....you THOT!"

  • Kingfishcolt

    3 weeks ago

    THE FUCK IS SAUNE DOING WITH THAT SWORD HE JUST POKES IT AT HER LIKES IT'S A DICK TO SUCK 

  • leludar

    3 weeks ago

    OH DIP

  • Vermillion8

    4 weeks ago

    So Jaune's a paladin?


    Nice.

  • usernamethrough FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    so does this mean jaun can get a buff in rwby ge?

    • Storm-Cutter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      he kinda already does. - his 'Q' ability buffs the others for a sort time. - So either they called it or there was a kinda plan there already.

  • Kerisato

    4 weeks ago

    Forewarning: This is a doozy of a comment

    Good thing I don't bet often because I had the fights totally off. Ozpin/Oscar ends up being the flashiest, and Qrow vs Raven didn't happen (on camera). Kind of disappointed about the latter.


    That said, when Leo whined (He is the head master?) to Hazel about the boy being Ozpin, my jaw kind of dropped. Somehow I knew Hazel was about to snap. It just made no sense for Hazel to serve Salem; he's antithetical to the rest of her minions. It had to be whatever truly happened in Ozpin's past (I don't buy that it was a simple training mission; Ozpin has a history of using aspiring huntsmen/huntresses to fight his war with Salem). 


    About time we saw people using Dust like what was referenced in Volume 2: World of Remnant: Dust.


    Had to laugh when Oscar asked Ozpin, "Do we fight?" And Ozpin replies: "No. Run!"


    So Jaune is basically a paladin. Going all the way back to Volume 1: He took damage from a branch, then Pyrrah awakened his Aura and it healed instantly. When Cardin tried to punch him, the blow rebounded off Jaune and his injuries were healed. His new armor is very fantasy-esque. When training in the forest with Pyrrah's recordings, his attacks produced waves of energy from his weapon (it's common in lore for paladins to imbue their weaponry with a righteous power). And now he's healing Weiss literally through the Laying of Hands. If that's not a textbook warrior of righteousness (Paladin) what is?


    I know it wasn't meant to be funny, but when Jaune tells Ren, "Talk to me." and Ren only replies with, "This is bad." It just felt so... inappropriate for the situation. Like, 'Yes, Ren, I'm glad we're on the same page in regards to whether this situation is favorable. But I was kind of hoping for a bit more.'


    The Cinder, Raven, Vernal scene... Talk about a NANI?! moment. I just wish RT hadn't practically SPOILED it with the thumbnail for Chapter 13. (I caught a glimpse of that and unfortunately had read half a sentence on Vernal's wiki by accident which said something like '... the cover for the real...' Even without that wiki, though, the thumbnail gave it away.

    Nevertheless, a mild shock. And it raises big questions. How is Raven the Spring Maiden? Seriously. How? How could Qrow not know? How could Ozpin not know? Why did Leo refer to Spring as though a separate entity, apart from Raven, not correcting Qrow?

    If the Maiden's power passes only to young women, then Raven either (A) Had the power before she went to Beacon (so Leo and Ozpin have been jerking everyone's chain), (B) Killed the original Spring Maiden while at the academy, or shortly after leaving it, (C) Spring knew Raven beforehand and somehow died, passing her power to Raven, (D) Spring met Raven immediately after leaving Haven and died shortly afterwards, either by Raven's hand or something else, or (E) ???

    Getting the power (if she didn't originally have it) may have even been what pushed Raven to leave STRQ. Especially if what Raven said was true: She and Qrow only went to Beacon to learn how to kill hunters. With the power of a Maiden, and training from Ozpin, Raven had all they'd set out to acquire.

    Cinder's arm trick is... disturbing. Didn't see that coming - but how can this season end? Is Raven going to kill Cinder? Can Raven kill Cinder? They're both Maidens, and both are skilled huntresses. If Raven dies will Cinder be able to take her power? Or will it pass to Yang (now that Vernal is probably dead)? If Cinder dies will her power pass (most likely scenario) to Emerald? Emerald made it clear she isn't willing to serve Salem; she follows Cinder. Mercury doesn't seem fond of either women, but would he follow Emerald? (Honestly, he seems to be just mean-spirited - probably due to his dad.)

    Either way I feel someone is going to die.

  • henrycool01

    4 weeks ago

    O: Raven is the Spring Maiden. O:

  • tonyfavilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Hmm...so Hazel blocks out pain through his Semblence, and it represents his repressed pain and anger towards losing his sister, which manifests in his rages. The dust crystals he injects into himself also refer to his story, "Hanzel & Gretel", where he consumes large amounts of sweets and candy. In a bizarre twist, however, he ends up serving the witch, in this case, Salem.


    Points for depth!

  • ShadowBanchee

    1 month ago

    Does anyone else realize that Raven just pulled a Queen Amadala???

  • Copper-Zen

    1 month ago

    Ruby: "No, I'm angry."  I honestly got chills!

  • savvychain14

    1 month ago

    I so am hoping blake will come back in time to kill Adam and reunite with her team. Though i still love  team RNJR! 

    • CaTaylor90

      1 month ago

      Yes, Adam needs to die. So does Cinder most especially, which I'm hoping Raven would do to her real soon.

    • kikichu20022

      1 month ago

    • EntityXD

      4 weeks ago

      Up untill episode 5 of this season adam was badass, calm and collected........now hes a hot headed rage monster

  • MeticulousMerc66 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I feel Vernal died a little too quickly given her injuries, though I suppose she might have had time to bleed out during Raven and Cinder's fight. But I am curious as to how Cinder managed to bypass her aura and deliver multiple stab wounds without depleting it. I can't recall a time her aura was ever depleted in all her appearances actually, now that I think about it. This left me with more questions than answers.

  • CaTaylor90

    1 month ago

    Been wanting to say this for a while now:

    (Imitating Aku from Samurai Jack)

    Cinder Fall, Cinder Fall. Why won't you DIIIIIIE!?!


    I basically feel the same way that Hazel feels toward Ozpin (who knew that dude could show emotion and get angry?). I also want to seriously punch Cinder a hundred times over while shouting "ORA ORA ORA ORA!!!"


    But seems like Raven will be the one taking on Cinder. Whose side is she on anyway?

    In any case, I'm seriously hoping she would finish off that bitch once and for all!! And then Adam could be next.


  • 99cells

    1 month ago

    My best guess: Raven and Vernaul planned one last fail-safe in the event of treason. If Cinder were to try and take the Spring Maiden's power, Vernaul was to will herself to remember Raven and only Raven no matter what

  • sobhumanfilth

    1 month ago

    Is it me or have the last like 3 episodes been really messy when it comes to the arrangement of everything, like some characters just standing around doing nothing, jumping back and forth between the characters, the general screenplay seems sloppy?

    • Wolfboy762 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I agree. Everyone stopped fighting when Weiss was stabbed. I imagine the good guys would be caught off guard by this, but I really do not think the fighting would have come to a full stop just so they could watch.

  • lightfire228

    1 month ago

    I still hear nothing but Ginger in Vernal's voice

  • scubadiva FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Okay but can we talk about how sexy Miles Luna sounds when he's screaming in agony? 

    • LukeBrowne

      1 month ago

      Let’s not talk here

    • Jaanichu

      1 month ago

      Are you one of those people that are into S&M?

  • aqua_rose12

    1 month ago

    ok i know this souds weird but i really really want renal to live

  • aqua_rose12

    1 month ago

    • the tree of the spring maiden is so beautiful and also well done jaune u opened your semblance... i think
  • Mike_Kruk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Is it Raven or Cinder that says, "Huh, it looks grander than the one at Beacon, I wonder why the extra effort?"

    • DeftPenguin

      1 month ago

      Cinder

    • Mike_Kruk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Huh, so she's seen the Beacon relic? Hmmmm, Oz said he hid it really well...hmmmm

    • vaalirus

      1 month ago

      I believe she was referring to the actual chamber where they were holding Amber not the actual relic since if she had seen it she would have grabbed it or notified Salem after Ozpin was killed.

    • ssimpson86

      1 month ago

      She's seen the vault, we have too (In Volume 3). Theres nothing indicatimg she's seen the relic.

    • Mike_Kruk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Thanks everyone for clarifying stuff, I guess I watched the last few seasons too fast/every week, I should definitely go back and binge them so my knowledge is more complete/continuous. Love y'all!

    • EntityXD

      4 weeks ago

      Its actually a fourth wall break refrencing the change in animation since we saw the one at beacon in season 3

  • SylestalPyre

    1 month ago

    Huh. Raven's the Maiden. Conflicting feelings, since there's about a thousand theories and people kinda expected it and didn't think it was her at once. 

    Also, the freakin RWBY Loops. Cinder made a bet that Raven was the Spring Maiden and put all her blackmail on Ruby for it (aka none) and Roman put one Lien for it. Guess Looping!Cinder gets that one Lien.

    • EntityXD

      4 weeks ago

      There was a really cool theory saying neo was the spring maiden, its a youtube video, if you find it itmhas a pretty compelling argument even though we know its raven now

  • josiahbot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I recently bought grimm eclipse and Jaune's Ult is pretty much the same as the semblance; that being aura amplification

  • X_Sniper_Right_X

    1 month ago

    I think that weiss might start to love jaune idk but its a feeling im getting


    • NobleWill8

      1 month ago

      Between this and Burning the Candle/Dance Dance Infiltration... it's not too far out there. Maybe we see a reverse love triangle (but with a deceased person)?

  • Angelusica

    1 month ago

    oh god, the fucking plottwists and cliffhangers. I can't handle it. Also thank fucking god.

  • Newbieshoes

    1 month ago

    Jaune finding out his semblance is healing is going to make him blame himself even more for not being with Pyrrha during her fight with Cinder because "If only I was with her and had found it sooner, I could have saved her"


    Also finally a look into what makes a reasonable seeming person like Hazel throw in with what is clearly absolute evil.

    • Wildwolfwarrior

      1 month ago

      Jep I bet that´s what Jaune is telling himself, but I would really like to know how he´s gonna heal someone from turning to dust

    • missmystic73

      1 month ago

      I feel like when he decides to voice these things, someone (I feel like it'll probably be Ren, Ruby, or Oz, but I personally think it'd be an interesting conversation with Weiss or Blake) will say something cliche but fitting like "sometimes our semblance only finds us when we're ready" or "we can't blame ourselves for the people we couldn't save. we have to think about those that we can." 


      And it'll be a super powerful, heartfelt moment and I'll be in tears. That much I know for sure. Because RT loves making emotional rollercoasters.

  • TheSilent1

    1 month ago

    Compared to Volume 3, Volume 5 is sunshine and rainbows.

  • Wildwolfwarrior

    1 month ago

    Blablabla *Buhuuu Monty is dead* *Wahh the other guys don´t make it good enough* Urks 


    Where are the guys like me who just ENJOY?! 


    So some parts changed when comparing to the earlier Volumes, but I´m hella thankful to everyone producing this for us right now. If it´s not good enough for you then write what you miss, maybe they´re thankful then if you were to only get criticised how would you feel? It certainly wouldn´t help me get my work done better! 


    RWBY-guys! I love your series! I enjoy every single episode this one was particularly great with Raven being the maiden especially with the ridiculing from Cinder moments before, that was awesome!! 

    Continue your good work! Make RWBY great! I show it to almost every friend of mine and until now everyone loved it, that´s not something every series can do, so make me proud for showing it to them! I don´t want them to be dissapointed by it and I know you can do this! 


    I can´t wait for the next episode 

    • shendue

      1 month ago

      When I do my job in an unsatisfactory way, I get complaints. There's nothing wrong or offensive about it.
      Especially when they had former employees complaining about it as well and they removed them.
      Also, why should I say that I enjoy it when I don't? I mean, I like part of the writing, and I've pointed out it, but why should I compliment the action when it's very lacking, for me?
      As long as I'm not offensive and insulting, I'm entitled to my opinion as well as you are.
      BTW, the absence of Monty, bless him, isn't an excuse for the action scenes being meh. Season 3 was easily the best of the series, and Monty barely partecipated in making the animations.

      I blame the switch from Poser to Maya with all these pretty colors and poor animation, instead.

      If you guys think this is great, you should rewatch Season 3 right now, back-to-back with Season 5, and then tell me with a straight face that the action scenes are on par, now.

    • dougall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      A few negative comments aren't going to bring down RWBY. Being blindly optimistic helps no-one, criticism and being honest provides feedback on what they need to work on and try to improve. If a few feelings get hurt, or an ego or two bruised based on what they read/hear about the show, but it ultimately ends up making a better product then I'm all for it. Kerry/Miles seem to be pretty open about wanting feedback so I doubt that happens but you get my point. 


      My biggest complaint about current RWBY vs Monty RWBY would be the fight scenes, I know those are big shoes to fill but I do hope it's something they actively work on improving.

  • JaunWulf

    1 month ago

    Theme of the season: Angry moms

    • JaunWulf

      1 month ago

      I think team RWBY is gonna inherit all the maiden abilities. each member reflects the maidens from the animated shorts

    • Wildwolfwarrior

      1 month ago

      So who´s gonna be who in your opinion? Let me guess: Ruby is Fall, Winter is Winter, Blake is Spring and Yang is Summer? 

    • Enoan

      1 month ago

      Cinder does seem to be obsessed with making, her a likely cnidae for fall maiden in the event. that conder dies. Raven could also die, and it would be reasonable for her to think of Yang. 

  • prostheticjaw

    1 month ago

    God fucking damn it! I should have made a video or anything about this. I knew from almost the beginning of season 4 that Cinder not only lost an eye but also her arm. (granted i didn't expect that she just gets a grimm one) They were hiding her hand for way to long and it became more and more obvious to me. In the scene were she was fighting Ruby illusions, she swiped her left arm to make some fire and you could see, by the way the cloth folded that underneath couldn't be a full length arm.

    If i had just collected some screenshots i could be like "Hah I told you so!" but know i'm just angry at my past self because who is gonna believe me?

  • Lorcanite

    1 month ago

    first of all, yall done f up, not once has Ruby been "Angry, and she is a formidable opponent as is. So, yeah angry ruby is aka bad day for the baddies 

    2nd, JEANNE D'ARC YOU BEAUTIFUL SON OF A BITCH YOU FINALLY HAVE A SEMBLANCE AFTER 5 MOTHER FREAKING SEASONS! HOLY JEESUS THE FAN THEORIES!
    3rd, raven is gonna die at some point, and then either yang or ruby will inherit the spring maiden, probably gonna happen for the season 5 finale. 
    4th, Jeane D'Arc > Paladin


    >.>    <.<

    You played em all like a fiddle Raven, well done madame

    • Lorcanite

      1 month ago

      oh no....a theory just popped in my head. Ruby's mom, (Summer)=summer maiden....she dead(to our knowledge) >.> would make sense that Ruby(her daughter UoU) inherits the maidenship, but doesnt know it until a final battle with Salem, and B, Raven being the spring maiden, passes it on to Yang, and then the 2 sisters destroy everything in the final battle ^0^. i Can't be the only one wanting at the very least a duo battle with Yang and Ruby, where they just beat the s out of everyone *-*

  • thehappypanda

    1 month ago

    So Raven lied to that girl? Or did she already know? Also, anyone else think this could be part of why Raven left her family? Just a thought. 

  • OnePunchDan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    10:55

    Yang: You ok?
    Ruby: No.
    - Camera zooms in -
    I'm YANGRY

  • Sasshi44

    1 month ago

    Jaune is a Paladin? OF COURSE Jaune is a Paladin! He's -ONLY- Jeanne freaking d'Arc!

  • filthypeasant

    1 month ago

    Jaune the Warrior and Healer class. Wonder what skill points he put in.

    • kmn483

      1 month ago

      He still doesn't have many skill points.
      Needs some in intellect. 

  • TheSilent1

    1 month ago

    Third time someone got stabbed this season alone.

    Am I the only one sensing a pattern?

  • cabbitguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Still trying to determine if Cinder says "So I will take what is mine." or "So I will take what was mine."  

  • ragingcanadia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Can I just say that as a show about badass teenage girls there's way too much of Jaune. I got the first couple episodes of this new season bc of the whole Pyrrah dying but for gods sake he's had way too much screen time. When this show started it was about the lives of these teenage girls, not about a whiny fuckboy with no personality. I'm so tired of main characters getting killed or injured to progress his shitty storyline. I'm greatly disappointed again that this episode seemed to focus on him and not really anyone from team RWBY. I hope that this show will hold to its promise of being a show about these girls instead of the Jaune show with snippets of RWBY. I'm a long time fan and I remember the debut of RWBY so can we please stop focusing on whiny bitch boy the whole time and actually focus on who RWBY is about, like, oh I don't know, team RWBY?

    • Omegafire18

      1 month ago

      Well sorry to say this, but Jaune (and by extension, the rest of team JNPR) was originally going to be the B-team of RWBY, before ultimately he/they became the second A-team. So while Team RWBY gets the most focus comparatively-speaking, they too get (and will get) focus since they're frequently involved, Jaune included.

      ^That's not likely to change. And on a side note, RWBY having badass teenage girls doesn't mean guys can't share the spotlight from time-to-time (duh)

    • FlameShark

      1 month ago

      Dude you asked for this hate man i fell bad for ya.

    • Wildwolfwarrior

      1 month ago

      I sense a hardcore feminist

    • shendue

      1 month ago

      #howtospotafeminazi

  • kmn483

    1 month ago

    There we go! Now that's what I was missing! Great episode!

  • Velvet_Scarlatina2

    1 month ago

    I can't anymore I ship ruby and Oscar 

  • siraaronslucario

    1 month ago

    UH. HELLO, CHAPTER 13?!?!

  • pjsmith997

    1 month ago

    *****SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS*********



    Woah. I heard a theory that Raven was actually the Spring Maiden but man did I not think it was true. Proved me wrong. Pat yourself on the back theorists. You won this round.



    ******SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS***********

    • haxosawrusrex

      1 month ago

      its not a spoiler if it is revealed in the episode youre watching though.

  • thatoneguy2487 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    i was going to comment on 13 but all well. that fight was amazing


    • sharer_shadow

      1 month ago

      where is chapter 13? :O

    • phubbe

      1 month ago

      The autoplay sent me here too!

  • blackfeather22

    1 month ago

    well where is chapter 13?

  • GrandProtector_Dark

    1 month ago

    Soooooo, Jaune is now the healer of the Group. Interesting

    • SavageMan5

      1 month ago

      I totally called it, which yes I am rather proud of. Paladin gotta paladin yo.

  • shachigenesis

    1 month ago

    Well. Sh*t got real. Real fast.