As the man makes a perverted advance and tries to grab Yang with his right arm, Yang punches him back, knocking him down to the floor, with her eyes now a bright crimson in her red-hot anger. Ozpin has been alive for thousands of years, has made thousands of mistakes, seen generations of humanity running around in circles, and still believes that humanity is capable of progress. Most recently, he confided in Pyrrah and prepared her to receive power, only to watch her die in a battle she was unprepared for. As Weiss and Winter part ways, both are unaware that Weiss summoned a small white sword. With two questions still available, Ruby asks to know what Ozpin is hiding from them and Jinn begins a vision of the past, showing a then-human Salem. Blake heeds Yang's advice and attends the tournament ball.
Meanwhile, Blake and Sun discover that Torchwick is at the White Fang rally, encouraging the Faunus to work with him. Ozpin gets an alarming text message from , who warns him of an impending danger. In a post-credits scene, Torchwick is visited by his superior, , and two of her associates. While Cinder has her associates broadcast the wreckage, she follows Ozpin, Pyrrha, and Jaune back into the tower. As a result, they are obligated to work with, if not deal with each other, and figure out how to be a part of something integral, yet greater than themselves. Trained Huntsmen and Huntresses should be fine on the roads unless they meet large packs.
Qrow intervenes, but Cinder is successful in stealing half of her powers. In the present, Ren and Nora realize that the Nuckelavee is headed towards Ruby, Jaune, and Qrow. Everyone returns to find Oscar safe at home, and Jaune apologizes for his behavior and proposes stealing an Atlas ship to bypass security. Blake decides to go public with the information instead. In the present, Ilia intervenes in the chase, and instead of fighting, she helps the White Fang member escape.
Like Ozpin, they were willing to use questionable methods to fight for what they believed was right. Weiss' airship is attacked by Lancers, wasp-type Grimm. Ruby and Penny arrive and defeat the White Fang as Torchwick escapes. But when Grimm attacked a village in Sanus, it became a turning point as the two races united to defend their home against a shared enemy. As a result, his violent methods will never work towards furthering equality. Ultimately, both Raven and Yang are selfish people. Despite the benefits of global communication, Ozpin notes the system's fatal flaw is that losing even one of the towers will take down the entire network, describing it a poetic irony that Remnant's people must either speak as one or not speak at all.
Sienna eventually becomes the organization's leader and places Adam in charge of their branch in Vale. We get one shot at this. When she is nearly defeated, she calls out for Winter, who ends the training. Adam's cold behavior startles Blake, and after a fight with a spider robot, she separates their train compartments, leaving him. Ruby engages the monsters in combat, defeating and killing all of them.
After their visit, Corsac and Fennec agree to inform Adam of Blake's homecoming. In the dorms, Mercury reveals he used the practice match to analyze Pyrrha's fighting abilities, and Cinder decides to include her as a pawn in her plan. They prepare a feast together just as the fourth sister, Fall, arrives and asks the wizard's name when he invites her. The two end up criticizing each other for abandoning their families, and Raven leaves. The negative emotions of the people are amplified, causing hordes of Grimm to attack Beacon Academy.
While still a kingdom, its formal government goes unheeded by citizens with Shade Academy considered the only source of order. When Ruby wakes up, Qrow explains that her ability comes being from a line of rare and powerful silver-eyed warriors, like her mother. Raven only opens her arms to Yang because of the effort Yang put into searching her camp out. Upon entering the vault, Cinder fatally strikes Vernal to steal her powers. Ruby becomes suspicious when she spots Emerald in the arena, but before she is able to reach her, she is confronted by Mercury.
Each kingdom has a Huntsmen academy to train the next generations of Huntsmen to protect humanity from the Grimm. A mortally wounded Huntsman reveals that bandits, followed up by Grimm, are responsible. For the sake of a better future, Ozpin must hope which makes others trust in him. While Cinder stays with Salem for rehabilitation, is ordered to meet with a correspondent in Mistral, to meet with Adam, and to apprehend Ruby. Raven protects her own interests primarily to live free and neutral. Despite Ozpin's pleas, Ruby activates the Relic of Knowledge, whose spirit, Jinn, answers three questions every 100 years.
Ren's Semblance activates when he sees Nora in danger, which calms him down and hides their presence from the Grimm. For Ozpin, the truth does not guarantee success, and in fact, can lead to worse circumstances, which makes being honest extremely difficult. In a way, trauma pushed Ilia into a vicious cycle of perpetuating violence but also somehow got her out. She knows Yang at least somewhat resonates with the idea that you take care of own before you sacrifice yourself for strangers. His goal is to destroy Cinder previously destroyed haven Academy like Beacon Academy. Weiss, with Klein's help, sneaks out of the Schnee Manor, hoping to find Winter in Mistral. As the rest of the students fight the Paladins at school, Velvet uses her Semblance while Weiss summons the sword-arm of an Armored Knight.