Volume 5, Chapter 1: Welcome to Haven

RWBY: Volume 5, Chapter 1: Welcome to Haven

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

    1 week ago

    Why is roosterteeth's website so intensive on my computer. RWBY is sooo skippy and laggy...

  • Mighty_Spoon

    1 week ago

    Oscar Pine... OsPin?????? I just realized this. (Yes I know it's with a Z) Coincidence? I think not.

  • notgear

    1 week ago

    Bing bong scroll back up.  benson

  • linafox_fairytale

    2 weeks ago

  • ish200653 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I didn't realize this until now but the actor who voices Crow did the Voice over for Shingo in the anime dub for Initial D. Wow I feel dumb for not noticing that sooner

  • Sansie

    2 weeks ago

    Did anyone notice that Illia and Pyrrha have the same eyes?

    • OpheliaDusk

      6 hours ago

      Pyrrha had green eyes though.

  • techkie

    2 weeks ago

    just realized that this would make a great telltale-type game

  • Redglitterdragon

    2 weeks ago

    Tell me you didn't see that meet-cute. Tell me you didn't! ~edit~ And I just had to add the fact that I called this the MOMENT Oscar was introduced. The wait for a Ruby ship took five seasons, but I think Oscar was worth the wait.

  • Kerisato

    3 weeks ago

    That still-motion animation sequence at the beginning was a nice touch. Added a certain amount of charm that black-sillhouetted figures don't communicate, and wide-eyed unemotive background figures detract from.


    Definitely getting Wizard of Oz vibes from Leonard Lionheart. I can't help but wonder how Salem got a hold of him, to the point that he'd welcome Watts so readily.


    It couldn't have been recent; from what Qrow said, Professor Lionheart had ceased contacting Ozpin long before Beacon fell..


    That tidbit of how Mistril had been attacked swiftly after Beacon actually answers a few questions overlooked: Why didn't the other nations rush to help Beacon in the months afterwards? And with Atlus behaving pro-active-aggressively, and communications cut across the globe, it seems that Salem's song "Divide" is proving true.


    It looks like one RWBY fan's guess was close to the mark; Maidens are the keys to the Relics. That would explain why Salem wants Spring, and why Qrow is anxious to secure her; the good guys are already at a disadvantage with the loss of Beacon. Furthermore, if Spring guards Knowledge then could it be she also knows where the other Maidens and their Relics are?


    Really enjoyed the way Roosterteeth rolled Volume 4's last scene into the first chapter of Volume 5.


    For those complaining about Oscar being so taken by Ruby, come on. It was hard to miss that becoming a potential issue. And it can make for some interesting (hilarious, even) conversation, since Ozpin is probably going to be fighting for Ruby's attention in order to save the world, while the farmhand will be fighting for Ruby's attention for more short-sighted reasons. Throw in Juane, who likely wants to punch Ozpin for all-but condemning Pyrrah to death, and there's definitely room for conflict which Salem may try to exploit. Also, RT can give the subject a bit more limelight since this is literally Blake's book The Man With Two Souls, being acted out. They could take it from the storybook notion, and give it a less detached presentation, where it's not so neat and pretty, if you catch my drift. 

    On that note I wonder: How much power does Ozpin's spirt/Semblence/aura hold? Can he take direct control over the person whose mind he shares space with?


    Back in Volume 4, Ozpin told Oscar that he knew how Oscar felt because he (Ozpin) experienced the same feelings when it happened to him. And, furthermore, he says that he'd been given a great responsibility. Ever since, I've wondered if that means Ozpin is not the original owner of the ability to transport his spirit when his body dies. What if he's simply the successor to it? Like, the spirit/aura/Semblence had an original identity, and overtime that original eventually becomes absorbed by one of its hosts who then take on the overarcing Mission as their own while the one they inherited it from then fades. Maybe Ozpin's been doing this for a long time and Oscar might be the one who succeeds him, becomming the new protector of humanity? Just a random thought I had.


    (Sorry for the length)

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

      1 week ago

      Overanalyzing much? ^^;

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

    3 weeks ago

    yo

  • linafox_fairytale

    3 weeks ago

    I can ship Ruby with someone now YAY!!!!!

  • brushyourteeth

    3 weeks ago

    13:36 "we get one shot at this"

    you only get one shot, do not miss this chance to blow

    this opportunity comes once in a lifetime

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    3 weeks ago

    I love it ,.. and Mamma Belladona is SO DAMN ... (whadda yah call an awesome hot mom that's funny and too smart to boot?)


    I would LOVE to see Ms. B. and Glynda team up in a battle. Those two could probably level some $#!T

  • thelastcolorsaur

    3 weeks ago

    I was looking at the credits and that dude that's talking to Yang is literally called Shady Man

  • cinnadrom

    3 weeks ago

    GUYS


    It's been 5 volumes....


    AND YANG STILL HASN'T GOTTEN HER STRAWBERRY SUNRISE! THIS IS INSANITY!

    • erby360 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      You mean "Volumes"... right???

  • thelastcolorsaur

    3 weeks ago

    Watched 5 times and Dread in The Air 3 times!

  • alham89

    3 weeks ago

    is it me or when u look at jaune hair at the bach it looks like banana 

  • yangisbest

    3 weeks ago

    is there a episode 3 yet???!!? I can't find one WHAT A CLIFF HANGER


    • erby360 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Every new RWBY Volume 5 episode will be up:

      Saturdays at 10 AM CST for FIRST members 

      Tuesdays at 10 AM CST on the Rooster Teeth website

      Following Saturdays at 10 AM CST on YouTube (pretty much the same time that episode 4 releases if we're using episode 3 as an example)

      Hope this helps!

  • Lorcanite

    4 weeks ago

    okay sit down and shut up little ones, its fantheory time! okay so flashback to season 4!  Ruby wakes up suddenly to Pyrha calling for Jeanne over and over in the background and it keeps going on through the season. What if, Jeane inherits the maiden's powers, because that's who pyrha was thinking about as she died. He had 7 sisters growing up, and the man wore a dress for Pyrha for the dance/ball thingy.  Hold on now, you must be thinking i'm forgetting Cinder, but wait a second we know that Cinder took part of the maiden's powers, and that is shown in season 4, but was it ever evident that Cinder took 'All' of her power? I mean we still haven't seen the full extent of a maiden going absolutely full blast, and i doubt we will until either halfway through season 5 or in the finale, 
    And i know that that theory kind of throws the whole it transfers to young woman idea but okay
    What if the reason Ruby was hearing her voice was because there's a message that is going to be played out at some point, with Pyrha talking directly to Ruby telling her to tell Jeanne how she feels about him.
    *drops the mic* and thats the end of my random theory post folks, enjoy and gimme some feedback yeh?

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

      2 weeks ago

      Cinder took "all" of the Maiden's power when she killed Amber in volume 3.

  • a-za-zo-4._-

    4 weeks ago

    I love Qrow when he's drunk

    • qleemie

      3 weeks ago

      He's allways drunk...

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

    4 weeks ago

    AaaaaaaaaaaaaAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa That's soooo coool!

  • swansonsoul

    4 weeks ago

    my god this is the best opening yet and that's saying a lot

  • Fr0zen12

    4 weeks ago

    How can they possibly drop a huge cliff hanger with Ozpin while still revealing a huge piece of information??? Mind is blown right now. 

  • alham89

    4 weeks ago

     simple_smilei was waiting for so long for s5 because im a huge rwby fan

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

    4 weeks ago

    Blake and Qrow are the best characters

    • a-za-zo-4._-

      4 weeks ago

      yes

    • henrycool01

      4 weeks ago

      Well with Qrow we can agree but I think Qrow, Ruby, and Oscar are best Jaune is my second favorite.

  • corymichael98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Qrow is so good that his scroll disappears off of the desk and into his back pocket without him moving  smirk

  • Partju

    4 weeks ago

    I think Watts is member of the Mistral council instead of Leo being one of the bad guys. And he has been pushing Leo to keep hunters away from where it matters. Also, I think Qrow is taking too much credit... Oscar found him, not the other way around.

    • ubermandan

      4 weeks ago

      Leo knows who Watts is and whom he represents. You might remember in the S4 finale "Salem always said that you were quite...<sluuurrrpp> hospitable"

      As for Qrow...dude was sloshed!!!

  • pokerwbymon

    4 weeks ago

    Episode 2 of the 5th season is out I can't wait to watch it!!!!!

    • henrycool01

      4 weeks ago

      Apparently its not coming out until tomorrow unless I just got to refresh the page.

  • wolverine6413

    4 weeks ago

    I just gonna start of by saying this and BLOWING every bodys minds by just simply puting that the warrior king was ospins predecessor and that OZ could hear him in his mind all a long as all rwby lovers know the relics were gave to diffrent schools to insure no one would ever use them for evil and you need maidens to open the chambers...   What is OZ felt insecure because the warrior king told him to hang on to his relic in which a scenario such as cinder ever happened which is his cane this would explain how he was able to hold his own against cinder and 2 my secound piont OZ's sembalence is when the host dies aka OZ his aura and sembalence is transferred to the next suitable host in this case Oscar who can hear the predecessor and then letting the predecessor tell the next host what to do give them instruction on what to do to avoid global annihilation and which concludes my RWBY theory Thank you for thanking the time to read it  

  • roostersrulez22

    4 weeks ago


    • mastergamer132e

      4 weeks ago

      makes sense

    • erby360 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Hey, there's this video on YouTube that explains why and how Pyrrha is still alive. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/oHg5SJYRHA0

      Hope this helps!!!

  • SparklingAria

    4 weeks ago

    1st season: "you have silver eyes"

    Me: Will that be important to the plot?


    5th season: "you have silver eyes"

    Me: I SHIP RUBY AND OSCAR AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

    • hayatogaming676

      4 weeks ago

      no way

    • ubermandan

      4 weeks ago

      Oz is hundreds, if not thousands of years old. Ruby is 15-16. It'll be a teacher/student relationship until it evolves to a Fellow Huntsman relationship. Oscar may be a kid, but he'll soon be lost to the Wizard's spirit, just as Ozpin assuredly was.

      Oz and ruby? The "ewwwww" factor is just too high.

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

      4 weeks ago

      Ruby and Ozpin?!

    • SparklingAria

      4 weeks ago

      I'm shipping her with the farmer kid, as far as i'm concerned ozpin is just hanging out in the farmer kids head for now! I will sail!

  • tatya-black

    4 weeks ago

    i know they each have things to deal with, and i wish them the best of luck, but i really really think, they are so much better together, they compliment each other cover one anothers weaknesses. it still just feels so wrong for ruby to be on a different temp team of ranger, it was necessary, but it still is weird, and jaune clearly has a grudge, against cider and her cronies. to bad that organization is a lot bigger than those 4 -7 student. it's amazing though that the intro / end for ep one, actually shows them each kind of dealing with shit, and then them ending up together for another big fight, somehow life leads them back to one another, and they have a big fight to manage together, i'm interested to get more on yang, her red eyedness, and the tremors that went with the after punching that guy, who i'm going to guess is a bandit. will be interesting to see this yang interact with her, mom, since she has that whole thing about week and strong.well now i have to wait another week.  also realized that the environment thing was mostly my fault i had a screen color filter on, which made it look weird realized and watched again, and yeah some of the movements particularly yang still looked a bit off, but the environment looked much more real, even the people a bit

  • tatya-black

    4 weeks ago

    Qrow is an interesting charechter, also, i'm sure i'll get used to it, but the environment, and movements, seam less real, and fluid, so far, maybe for yang that has to do with something else, but for some of the others, it's just a little weird, it was more realistic styled, vol.1-4. now it seams a bit video gamey,  that intro though is so cool, so many hint's of made things. and the end please please tell me by the end of this they get back together as a team. and Salem showed up and rematch yang and mercury, and yang and her mom seam likely to have something happen, theres going to be something with the spring maiden, and more with cinder, and i just can't wait for all of this. i can't wait to know more about what's going on in menagerie  with blake, sometimes i feel like this is still not a fight she really wanted. but one she feels obligated to fight.  blakes old friend from the fang who's still in it, seams sad to have to fight her, and blake doesn't seam to really want to fight her either. overall i'm just supper excited, and it's amazing that an end scene from a season finally showed back up in the show. I can't wait for more, i'm really sad that they changed so unpaid people who are members have to wait the same week as nonmembers. and the drunk qrow and rwby relationship, feels like this may have happened a time or two, poor oscar i'm sure he will soon adjust, although that will be interesting cause ozpin will also be seeing all of that. i feel like schnee, wants to go help those people, and she doesn't really need the ship now that she is so close. couldn't she just semblance jump all that rest of it, and go save the other ship, honestly if she saved the other ship they  might be willing to give her a ride in. also i'm sad lionheart seams to have been sucked into the enemys side. oh i just can't wait i love this all so much, yay for the return of my rwby fix.

  • ninjanoto

    4 weeks ago

    I DID IT!!!...........passes out

    • henrycool01

      4 weeks ago

      So does episode 2 come out for every one else tomorrow or Tuesday.

  • the8u9

    4 weeks ago

    i LOVE the goldilocks reference! Not too bulky, not too lean, JUUst right! It's these little touches that make this show so good!!!!

    • blazingrocket09

      4 weeks ago

      Did you see what the name of the station was."Just rite"

  • ShadezMcGee

    4 weeks ago

    Anybody notice that shot to Leo copying the files Qrow had on his scroll for Watts?

    • henrycool01

      4 weeks ago

      I guess the Pine family or at least that family has been chosen for this specific purpose so when OZpin or an Acandamy head gets killed then there soul passes to someone in that family or someone who has a similar name like Oscar Pine OSPin like that.

    • henrycool01

      4 weeks ago

      Yeah I saw that to. Fuck Salem's crew is always like 2 steps ahead of Ruby and her friends.

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

    4 weeks ago

    when you realize ozpin is basically OScar PINe together 

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

    4 weeks ago

    My fan theory is that Qrow is secretly Ruby's father. She looks way more like him (and fights way more like him) than Taiyang, he seems to be hugely interested in Ruby and her well-being (he trained her and he seems to follow her around and help her out when necessary, including saving her when she was a baby in that Yang flashback in volume 2) and we know he knew Ruby's mom (since they were on a team together), so it all makes perfect sense. This would mean that (at least biologically speaking) Ruby and Yang are actually cousins, as opposed to half-sisters.

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

      4 weeks ago

      In regards to her fighting more like him, that has nothing to do with being related to him. Qrow trained her to fight while Taiyang trained Yang. If Qrow had trained Yang, she'd be fighting the same way too. Other than that, I agree that there are things that imply this theory. I can certainly see him not wishing to raise a child that might have a book case land on top of them with his bad luck semblance and getting Tai to agree raising her in his stead.

    • firefistsabo

      4 weeks ago

      Yeah, but what doesn't make sense is why he would lie about that, or why he hasn't told Ruby, even though she is 16 years old. Also, this theory has been around since the end of Volume 3, if not before.

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

      4 weeks ago

      Yeah, I figured someone had probably thought of this before, but I've never seen it mentioned. Regarding keeping it a secret, it would make sense to keep it a secret from Ruby if Taiyang doesn't know. That would put her in a sucky position because she would have to decide whether or not to tell him that she's not really his daughter (and that Summer cheated on him.) It's easy to understand why Qrow wouldn't want to put Ruby in that situation.

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

      4 weeks ago

      Regarding Ruby only fighting like Qrow because Qrow trained her, I guess that's true, but why would he decide to train Ruby (who he's supposedly not biologically related to) instead of Yang, who's his biological niece?

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Personally, I want it to be that Qrow considered Summer to be like a sister to him, which given how terrible a person his actual sister is, wouldn't be that out there. And so the reason he seems so intent on keeping an eye on her is because of that. It feels more in character for him and what little we know about Summer.

  • animegirl235

    4 weeks ago

    Oscar and Ruby, I'm shipping it now.

  • Mikael2197

    4 weeks ago

    They are all growing up quite well. I'm looking forward to seeing which direction things go from here. So far all of the pieces are falling into place.

    The little hints of what's yet to come are there as well, but subtle.


    Cinder is going to turn on Salem. To what end, and when remains to be seen, and I suspect her Prince Charming will be one of the key elements in guiding her to that road.


    As for Spring, I suspect her and Yang will become friendly rivals in the near future, even though the Intro points toward a similar relationship between the two maidens we know of; Fall Spring.

  • lupin096

    4 weeks ago

    Mistral seems more like Coruscant  than Nar Shaddaa. I retract my statement from vol.4.

  • Blackhills

    1 month ago

    Man, I love Qrow

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

    1 month ago

    Was that "Not too bulky, not too lean. Just right." thing a Goldilocks reference?

  • phoenixhuntsman

    1 month ago

    Now I'm sad that I can't get a membership so I can watch the next one... I have to wait a week for it to be public

    • lightfire228

      1 month ago

      you only have to wait a day (unless the rules changed on me).

      it's Saturdays for paid members,

      it's Sundays for unpaid members,

      it's next Saturdays for not logged in members / youtube

    • Mikael2197

      4 weeks ago

      RT's website doesn't stream for me, so I'm stuck waiting until it hits youtube as well. Either way, this season is shaping up to be an...interesting...one.

    • tatya-black

      4 weeks ago

      @lightfire228 it changes now unpaid members also wait a week. 

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

      4 weeks ago

      It's Saturday for FIRST members,

      Tuesday for free members, 

      And the following Saturday for non members/YouTube

  • thelonelycritic

    1 month ago

    I miss Glynda Goodwitch. Am I the only one?

    • firefistsabo

      4 weeks ago

      No, you're not. They have not shown her because the actress, Kathleen Zeulch, was fired last year. She is not the first character to lose the voice actor, (Mercury's old actor also left, but then they got Yuri Lowenthal to play the character. I am sure they will get, or have already gotten, and actress to replace Zuelch as well.

    • ubermandan

      4 weeks ago

      Let's not forget Lie Ren's original voice actor, the late-great Monty Ohm

  • crazrad

    1 month ago

    The sound track is amazing 

    I’m like one of those children on Christmas and can’t open his presents in this case it’s rwby 

  • crazrad

    1 month ago

    when will s5 come out


  • Aclan

    1 month ago

    So good to see the gang again!  ("I DID IT!!" made me almost die of laughter)

    • Mikael2197

      4 weeks ago

      Drunk Qrow = Best Qrow

    • Aclan

      4 weeks ago

      So True :)

  • shertens

    1 month ago

    I saw this in theaters, it was amazing!! 

  • tobeycat9

    1 month ago

    I DID IT!