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

    10 hours 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

    14 hours 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

    15 hours 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

    23 hours 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?

  • lightfire228

    1 day ago

    I still hear nothing but Ginger in Vernaul's voice

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

    1 day ago

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

  • aqua_rose12

    1 day ago

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

  • aqua_rose12

    1 day 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 day ago

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

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

      1 day ago

      Cinder

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

      20 hours ago

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

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

      19 hours 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.

  • SylestalPyre

    2 days 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.

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

    2 days 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

    2 days ago

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


    • NobleWill8

      1 day 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

    2 days ago

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

  • Newbieshoes

    2 days 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 day 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

  • TheSilent1

    2 days ago

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

  • Wildwolfwarrior

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

      2 days 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

      2 days 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

    3 days ago

    Theme of the season: Angry moms

    • JaunWulf

      3 days ago

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

    • Wildwolfwarrior

      3 days 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 day 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

    3 days 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

    3 days 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

      3 days 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

    3 days 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

    3 days ago

    10:55

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

  • Sasshi44

    3 days ago

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

  • filthypeasant

    3 days ago

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

    • kmn483

      1 day ago

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

  • TheSilent1

    3 days 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

    3 days 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

    3 days 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

      3 days 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

      3 days ago

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

    • Wildwolfwarrior

      3 days ago

      I sense a hardcore feminist

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

      2 days ago

      #howtospotafeminazi

  • kmn483

    3 days ago

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

  • Velvet_Scarlatina2

    3 days ago

    I can't anymore I ship ruby and Oscar 

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

    3 days ago

    UH. HELLO, CHAPTER 13?!?!

  • pjsmith997

    3 days 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

      2 days 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

    3 days ago

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


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

      3 days ago

      where is chapter 13? :O

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

      3 days ago

      The autoplay sent me here too!

  • blackfeather22 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 days ago

    well where is chapter 13?

  • GrandProtector_Dark

    3 days ago

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

    • SavageMan5

      3 days ago

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

  • shachigenesis

    4 days ago

    Well. Sh*t got real. Real fast.

  • crichton98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    if non if you knew we have seen jauns semblance before when Pirra unlocks his aura he had a scratch on his face that disappeared he just wasn't able to use it on others 

    • Kylar895 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      We've also seen it in the Jaundice arc, where Cardin and his team were beating him up, his bruises and split lip were suddenly gone.

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

      3 days ago

      The semblance was first seen in Forever Fall Part 2 when Carding punches him and the same effect we see here in this episode happens, except Jaune is unharmed and Cardin is in pain.

  • Recon1303 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    The animation and scripting teams are getting really bad... During the fight between ozpin and leo you couldn't hear or see what was going on around them, like the other people fighting a second ago weren't there. AND THEN, they switch over to everyone else and ozpin and leo have disappeared too. they never left that spot but they just disappeared.

    • thefilmstudent1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      the set is too small for the scene for the amount of battles going on there are 16 people fighting in a close quarters fight. each fight has limited screen time all the while showing a bit of back story the best way to show the whole group fighting would be a wide shot. e.g. hogwarts fight in the great hall and then panning to individual fighters in close up action shots giving us a glimpse of the battle with another wide shot every once in a while

    • hiho1

      3 days ago

      I agree with recon


  • djgh0stly

    4 days ago

    and man is raven pissed

  • djgh0stly

    4 days ago

    Holy shiz that twist so unexpected and i totally knew juan was a healer he fights like a paladin it was given 

  • hards1yle

    4 days ago

    Soo... we have a new type of Humanoid Grimm roaming Remnant now? Interesting... yet highly disturbing. 

  • DarthHammer

    4 days ago

    Raven: "Hey you, what's your name?"

    Bandit: "Jane."

    Raven: "It's Vernal now."

    Bandit: "What, like spring? Why?"

    Raven: "Long game, trust me."

    • blackfeather22 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 days ago

      that's fucked


  • hazelnutpi

    4 days ago

    Jesus Christ, Cinder just tore out and ate someones fucking soul!

    • hards1yle

      4 days ago

      Just another day for RT Entertainment... sadly. but I agree; that was a twist no one saw coming!

    • Tirellbuxton1

      3 days ago

      Ikr

  • apocalyptichalfblood

    4 days ago

    I KNEW IT!!!!!!

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

    4 days ago

    when is the next episode out 

    • hecate727 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      In 3 hours for first members, 3 days for normal members and a week for non-members 

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

      4 days ago

      Next season I assume - this was the twelfth episode of Volume 5 after all.

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

      4 days ago

      ...never mind, was wrong

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

      3 days ago

      Why is everyone down voting their comment? They could be new, binge watched the series, and just now caught up.

  • wildwing420 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    I'm gonna call it Salem is using Cinder to gather all of the Maidens powers. So she can steal them and become Almighty and powerful. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    • luminedracone

      4 days ago

      If that was the case then there would be no need to gather the relics, which sounds to be way more powerful

    • wildwing420 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 days ago

      True but why else would she let Cinder run about gathering all the maidens powers.

    • xrip66

      3 days ago

      I more think its so that they can be returned to her.Ruby's eyes affect both maidens and grim

  • fb_132982000681960 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    OOOOHHHHHHHHH SHITTTTTT RAVENS PISSED 

  • fb_132982000681960 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 days ago

    im excited to see this fight between raven and cinder 


  • godzylla

    4 days ago

    oh great, so not only is ruby actually pissed, but now big mamma is as well.

  • ChocolateKitty03

    4 days ago

    Qrow got electrified and punched with a very large and powerful fist. It looks painful.. grimacing

  • chezamaiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thus kindly I scatter

    4 days ago

    GUYS!!  The signs were there all along!!! Go back to Ravens first appearance,  Vol 2 Ch 11, right before Raven saves yang you hear crackling thunder on the train UNDERGROUND!    And then in vol 4 i think ep 3? When Qrow is talking to Raven at the end before she leaves it focus' on a candle that goes out, Raven can control wind to blow it out.  

    And then in Vol 5 CH 4 when Yang makes Raven angry the wind blows very suspiciously through yangs hair.   And last but not least when the lighting strikes in the bandit camp you see at the last second Raven putting her hand down.   

    It was there all along!!!!!! I was still pretty surprised though not gonna lie, Raven is one of my fav characters and this would explain alot of her motives and actions...

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

      4 days ago

      Yeah, like it is so surprising that Ozpin's favourite team had a silver eyed warrioress and a maiden in it. I thought either Summer or Raven had maiden powers and I was right :-).

  • IKeepForgettingMyPassword

    4 days ago

    wow, this series has become a bit... aggressively average.

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

      4 days ago

      Painfully so

    • hiho1

      3 days ago

      The action is definitly average, the quality of them has droped so much. Oh no here comes the diehard fans ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. In all seriousness someone critiques something to help it get better.

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

      2 days ago

      True, so true. I blame the switch to Maya, it's all pretty and badly animated now.
      Season 3 was great, even without Monty (bless him).

      I guess Shane Newville warned us but they did a good job to make it seem like he was completely in the wrong.
      I mean, he obviously had the wrong attitude, but in hindsight, can you tell he was wrong about the direction the series was gonna take?

    • NobleWill8

      1 day ago

      True Colours was honestly the only action-related episode that stood out to me. If you ask me, they're seriously undermining Yang vs Mercury.