Volume 4, World of Remnant: The Great War

RWBY: Volume 4, World of Remnant: The Great War

The Great War was a terrible time in Remnant... but it's a time that should never be forgotten.

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  • Mugetsu911

    1 week ago

    Jaune could be king and Oscar would be merlin!

  • Captain_Wat5on

    2 weeks ago

    So Joan we know Ozpin's predecessor 

  • SylestalPyre

    2 weeks ago

    Good job Qrow, always leave with a light note.

    Seriously though, who else would love to have him as a teacher?

    • TheDick

      2 weeks ago

      Well he was a teacher at signal.

  • Wraith_412

    3 weeks ago

    War... war never changes.

  • Ariteentitans

    3 weeks ago

    so I guess the Grimm at the end is the boss of the seasson

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

    4 weeks ago

    Half of the comments on here say Jaune is a descendant of the king, the other half say Ozpin is, or he's the wizard, but what if its not one or the other? Can't Ozpin have been the King/ wizard, and Jaune have been his descendant? If the maiden story takes place before the Great War, then the King could have been a reincarnation of the wizard, he's only king because he was born into it, then the war happened, he tried to keep the peace but ultimately had to fight in the war himself to end it using relics. Afterwards he seized the opportunity to disband the monarchy, and establish a system that would benifit all the kingdoms. So Ozpin is the reincarnation of the wizard/king and Jaune is his descendant. Jaune's sword could be a relic, but its power is locked away until Jaune masters his semblance. 

    • Holtabeast

      4 weeks ago

      maybe ozpin isn't nnecessarily a reincarnation but the dead king is in his head and advises him (like how ozpin is in the new characters head) 

  • DepthInfinite

    1 month ago

    how much you wanna bet that Jaune is the descendant of the king of Vale?

    • kokorohane

      1 month ago

      That would be pretty epic if he was!

    • Hein2208

      1 month ago

      With that scepter the king had, I'm leaning more towards Ozpin being related to the king

    • LeifAshryver

      1 month ago

      I'll bet 50$ against

    • darkace1769 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      didn't they say something about him being blood-lined to the king?

    • RvBfan7929

      2 weeks ago

      Seriously? Jaune's great-great-grandfather used a sword to fight in the Great War and everyone immediately assumes he's the descendant of the King? Why can't his ancestor be one of the hundreds of thousands of foot soldiers who also used swords to fight?

  • Crazedfang

    1 month ago

    sounds like the american civil war with the reconstruction that happens after it

    • Crazedfang

      1 month ago

      except that the south completely surrendered

  • Nephilim23

    1 month ago

    so I'm pretty sure that the secpter, sword and crown on king of Vale are 3 of the 4 relics, specifically the sword is the relic of destruction

  • drew1drew1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mask of Chaos

    1 month ago

    This was such a great WoR! I think the scepter is Ozpin's can and holds one of the relics.

  • Stunner900 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Political Frog

    1 month ago

    Jaune is probably decended from the King of Vale which would explain the  sword and shield and shield as family heirlooms.  The scepter that Ozpin had could be  a great weapon that the King used and because of it's power Ozpin most likely looked after it so it wouldn't get into enemy hands

  • King_Ryan16

    1 month ago

    The warrior king of Vale MAY have "survived". and by that i mean, maybe a character similar to him, potentially representing his values still lived. I reckon maybe that was Ozpin. I notice philosophies and ways of life aren't really preached and paraded about in RWBY, except for the idea that peace must be maintained, for both sanity of people and to keep the grim away. But other key values of the Warrior King have never truly been preached or taught, only simply understood and practiced (potentially, not always) by some of our favourite characters. (Like camaraderie, communication, peace and freedom of way of life.)


    In retrospect, the only discord/disorder is the world of remnant is being sown by Salem/the Dark Brother, and all of her forces. WHY? we don't know. She just does. she's like an angsty teen that hates life and wants to see the world burn, literally. In theory if the grim are unrelenting, it is a common enemy ALL of remnant can rally against. And now with mass communication (before the battle of beacon and the fall of the CCT) and a desire for peace shared throughout most, if not all the people of remnant, there shouldn't be any "civil" war. That is if any/all of the leaders can understand Einstein's interpretation of peace. (Not to preach here, this is simply a logical way of thinking and approach). "Peace cannot be kept through the preparation for war. It can only be maintained through understanding." In which basically states, as long as people aren't doing things to harm others, and everyone has "free" will (within a certain democratic system or whatnot, as long as it works and people don't get hurt and can enjoy themselves) People shouldn't criticize and infringe on the way other people want to control or rule. And by that i mean structure. 


    For example, communism vs capitalism. Both work on paper, but one works a lot better than another in reality, (mind you i never mentioned anything about corruption or dictators or putin) but as long as people are ok within living with Either one, Rulers or leaders shouldn't feel the need to make other people conform to a certain way of life. That is why free will exists. It is our lives to act as we choose, but as a consensus almost all humans agree that human life is valuable in some capacity, and that civil (humanoid peoples) war is necessary and wasteful. 


    In that respect, the biggest case of civil war in remnant is Mantle/Atlas vs Remnant. Current Day. Primarily Ozpin vs Ironwood. However that was resolved when shit hit the fan, ironwood saw Reason in Ozpin's idea and rule, saw his own faults, corrected them, and is now actually very affable. But before hand, ironwood and all of Atlas was of regimen and rule, to an almost militaristic standard. from birth, you had a role and you were a cog in the machine, piloted by the heads. While in Vale it could almost be described as first world. Modern everything, freedom to pick and choose, and multiculturalism, if maybe racism thrown in. BUT the faunus are still allowed to exist in vale. I am personally unsure if there are any faunus in Atlas/Mantle, but if they are, i would assume that racism still potentially exists there, but is kept quiet and not tolerated as since everyone is a gear, aesthetic racism isn't really thrown around at all. (Did anyone actually see or have record of any faunus in mantle/atlas?)

    • drscagle

      1 month ago

      This comment is not directly to RWBY episode or series so I apologize.  I feel the need to add my two cents to a part of the comment above.

        

      Your free will comment regarding free will "That is why free will exists. It is our lives to act as we choose," is only valid if we choose to live alone and in solitude. If you want to live in any society, you have to surrender a part of your free will to benefit form the advantage of living with others. While many people believe that "it is my life and I'll do what I want" is in reality, not true.  It is an illusion we have created to survived in modern society. It anything, free will exists to allow us to each decide whether or not to accept this illusion or try to do whatever you want. Which will ultimately result in being locked up somewhere because you could not coexist with others in a society.

      My final comment is war is NEVER necessary. War is usually only unavoidable which is a sad commetary on our world. War is the result of uncontrolled pride, greed, wrath, lust, jealousy or slothfulness. Yes, I realize what I listed, but every war throughout history is always the result of one or more!!


      Back to RWBY. Is it just me or does this episode seem to go by way to quickly?? I know it was almost 20 minutes but it really did not seem like it.


    • Elessar0

      1 month ago

      The Faunus in Atlas are being mistreated. They work in bad working conditions with low wages, obviously remnants of slavery. It's mentioned in other WoR videos, It's the reason the white fang are targeting the Schnee Dust Company so heavily, and Jacque even jokes about it as if he's not the bad guy at the Vale fundraising party.

  • King_Ryan16

    1 month ago

    has ANYONE noticed the shape of the continents on the map? the one in the top left corner looks like a dragon (Dragonite shaped dragon, not a chinese styled dragon, or a european dragon.) and Menagerie looks like a fish. I wonder what would happen with those. Maybe they are ancient animals kind of like the giant turtle from World of Warcraft? Just spitting out ideas here. 

    • Joppe54

      1 month ago

      it's pure luck. They came up with a map by splashing tomato sauce on a paper napkin

    • drscagle

      1 month ago

      I thought it was the stains left in a box of pizza they found in the trash.

  • DragonTooth117

    1 month ago

    theory that is probably wrong but might be right.



    They said that the king was armed with nothing but his sword and scepter. 

    Back in season one episode 2 it Jaune said that his sword was a hand-me-down and that his great grandfather used it in the war. Could Jaune be a descendent of the last king of Vale. This would explain why Jaune's sword is just a sword, no dust chamber of any thing. 


    Another theory is that the relic that Salem is looking for could be the scepter or the sword or even the crown of the king and holds some great power

  • Rookerchu

    1 month ago

    I'm a little jealous, the king of Vale has flawless hair

  • Jaanichu

    1 month ago

    Theories of Ozpin being the warrior king are probably being made as we speak

    • Jaanichu

      1 month ago

      or maybe Jaune's ancestor

    • Ins0lence FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      tbh it makes more sense that the King of Vale is Jaune's ancestor, considering his history.

      But we won't know anything until they finally tell us Jaune's story.

    • LeifAshryver

      1 month ago

      I support the theory that king is linked to ozpin the way he is now linked to Oscar. I think that all the people saying that jaune is the descendant of the king is just wishful thinking of jaune being "special" in some way, and there is no real evidence to support this. The thing that most people point to to support this theory is that croecia mods was used in the war, but take a look in that video again. A sword and shield is the weapon used for the standard vale infantry, as bows are for Mistral and so forth. Now obviously this doesn't mean that they all only used those weapons, and the the technology obviously improved as the war went on, but it does place some importance on the fact that vale used a lot of swords. Jaune's great great grandfather could have been literally anyone fighting in the war. It's highly unlikely that he is the descendant of the king.

  • peterfield

    1 month ago

    i believe the king, ozpin and Oscar are the wizard and how it works is the wizards power is transferred the same way as the maiden's

    • Wolfram812

      2 weeks ago

      Thas what I've been thinking

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

    1 month ago

    I would theorize that Crocea Mors was once the King of Vale's weapon and that Jaune would eventually go the King Arthur route a little bit with his part of the story, but that wouldn't explain why it comes with a shield.

    • SirSomething

      1 month ago

      It's possible the shield was picked up from someone who fell battle at some point when the king decided he needed it. Or added later when the kings line became the Ark family, to serve like a coat of arms.

    • JustinGovas

      1 month ago

      #defensivereasons!

      But in all seriousness that is a good question.

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

    1 month ago

  • Freezerburn32

    1 month ago

    I just thought this awhile ago, if dust is rare and precious to everyone,like oil to us, then does that make schnees like Saudi Arabia?

    • Wilkins75 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Saudi Arabia is a nation, think of the Schnees more along the lines of Exxon Mobil, they are the like the big oil companies all rolled into one.

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

      1 month ago

      think of the Rockerfellers around 1900-1910

    • Freezerburn32

      1 month ago

      That was what I meant I just didn't couldn't think of any names 

    • Blaze_MacArthur_16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Not exactly. You see, as shown above, it seems that the continent of Solitas has very few natural resources and thus requires that a consistant supply of goods and raw resources be imported from other territories, which is what I believe the Schnee Dust company (and Atlas as a whole) must do in order to keep the Lien flowing. The Schnees, and Atlas as a whole, seems to resemble the United States or Northern/Western Europe more so than than the Middle East or Saudi Arabia's royal family.

    • Freezerburn32

      1 month ago

      Mm I'd think they wouldn't have that problem 

    • RvBfan7929

      2 weeks ago

      Blaze_MacArthur_16, it's like Alaska!

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

    1 month ago

    Loving the lore episodes. I really want an explanation behind the moon though. 

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

    1 month ago

    This was such an interesting lore episode.  Especially since a 2nd Great War is on the way, judging by how they keep hinting at it by giving us facts on the Great War 80 years before.  PS:  Am I crazy or is Salem related to, if not the daughter or granddaughter, of the Emperor of Mistral who found an ancient power, maybe the Relic of Destruction, explaining why it was flickering black when it was described?  Can't help but notice the 2 people share some similarities.

  • logkm123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Does anyone remember back in V1 when Ozpin said "I have made more mistakes than any man woman or child on this planet." That confused me at the time but now things are starting to click. Who knows how many lives Ozpin has led and how many mistakes he's made.

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

      1 month ago

      It's called fridge logic. Know your tropes.

    • daisyfairy42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LaLiLuLeLo

      1 month ago

      I kind of figured that line meant he might be some sort of demi-god, or immortal or something like that. Not a 100% sure, but I want to think he's the wizard in the fall maiden story, & the passing of his power works similar to the maidens but with dudes instead of girls.

    • Asp

      1 month ago

      He actually says 'man, woman and child', which lends even more weight to this theory. Oz thinks he's made more mistakes than the entirety of Remnant combined.

  • idunno36 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    "Mantle, Vacuo, Mistral, Vale.


    Long ago, the four kingdoms lived in harmony. But then everything changed when Mistral attacked.

    Only the Wizard/Warrior King Ozpin, Master of the four seasons could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.


    80 years later, my niece found the new Wizard working as a farmhand in Mistral. And although his powers are great, he has a lot to learn before he is ready to save anyone. But I believe, Oscar can save the world."


    My take on the above video ;)

    • ElizaTheCatMaster

      1 month ago

      80 years later? Would that make Ozpin at least 100? I understand all of the time lord stuff about him may lead to him being able to turn back his age, but he would probably be dead or at least unable to fight as seen with Cinder in vol. 3. Also, Qrow probably said if Ozpin was the king (then again, with all the chess/king references about him, that could be true).

    • Blaze_MacArthur_16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Yeah.... but the world isn't exactly at war with Mistral/Mantle anymore... or so it seems.

  • Acnologia420

    1 month ago

    Three More episodes to go hopefully ruby and jaune run into  the Grimm that made that footprint at the end of ep 9 hopefully  that fight will be the epic vol 4 finale fight and it pushes them beyond their limit maybe Ruby will unleash her silver eye power to protect qrow or maybe jaune will finally trigger his semblance and destroy it or drive it away 

    • Joppe54

      1 month ago

      pretty sure there would be like... 20 episodes this season?

  • Corazar6

    1 month ago

    I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING!!!!!!! Glynda goodwitch has a symbol that looks like the King of Vale's crown on the back of her cape! does she have it?

  • AwsomePreacher

    1 month ago

    People keep saying Ozpin is the the wizard from the spring maiden story since he is the wizard of oz. But since this volume we are learning about Ozpin's past (somewhat) through Oscar. we can't really say yet that he is the wizard from the story.

  • Halowars16

    1 month ago

    jaune said his sword and shield were a family members weapons from back in the great war. Is it possible its the kings sword? I mean it seems so legit.

    • eag198 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I thought the same thing!! Plus Tyrian said he was interested in Jaune, maybe because of a connection he has to the king. 

    • Kyle1412

      1 month ago

      Exactly what I was thinking! Jaune may just be a prince! Seems to fit with how Ozpin saw Jaune as a leader, knowing full well he lied his way into the school and all. Tyrian being interested in Jaune only makes more sense.

    • Blaze_MacArthur_16 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Jaune's "Great Great Grandfather" could have just been one of the King's Knights/Generals too. Perhaps his right hand man. There are many ways this could go.

    • Wolfram812

      2 weeks ago

      Blaze I'm with you because I just can't see Jaune as the great grandson of the king but hom being related to one of the generals or advisors makes a lot more sense to me.

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

    1 month ago

    Wait....that Staff...the King of Vale holds...is that the one Ozpin had!?

  • Kerisato

    1 month ago

    About time they talked about this war. It seems like they were deliberately keeping it vague just to tease me. I have to admit that was much better than I expected. Better than the Maiden's story anyway, especially with the King of Vale getting the spotlight. He sounded pretty epic. And, of course, this has got my head spinning with speculation and theory.


    (Is Ozpin a descendant of that King? Is his Aura/Soul that of the King? Could the war have been Salem's first attempt at destroying humanity through division? And when the King refused to conquer the other lands and rule them, that likely prevented more resentment from being sown, denying even a silver medal for Salem's efforts. Argh! Too much to sleep on... Must know.)

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

      1 month ago

      I'm/We're thinking Jaune is the heritage here. Whadda ya say? Maybe? Sword/shield,.. 'Family heirloom,.. yes? No?

    • InfiniteBLADE

      1 month ago

      Maybe maybe not... will we ever know? Probably Not...

    • Kerisato

      1 month ago

       I'm actually strongly opposed to the Juane being King theory. It just hits too many cliché notes from the anime (Blond hair, blue eyes, lovable idiot who's OverPowered in a fight). And the temperament of the King, as others have said, seems to match that of Ozpin who preferred tact to shows of strength and cooperation, as opposed to conquest. Juane, from Season 1, has been wanting to prove his might, even now - blaming himself, perhaps, for Pyrrah's death - compare that with Ozpin's manner.


      I'm slightly less opposed, but still rubbed the wrong way, to Ozpin being the Wizard theory as well but, since the Oscar hosting Ozpin reveal it could certainly be possible. "Would you believe me if I told you that stories been around since I was a boy..." It could be referencing that Ozpin as a soul has already occupied several other people. Does he come to possess them or simply use them until he can better reincarnate himself? Well, that's for the team at Roosterteeth to decide, I suppose.

  • TheMeowster

    1 month ago

    "it was good...until it wasn't"

    • HippoDawg00

      1 month ago

      That is such a Gavin/Geoff line!

    • Jaanichu

      1 month ago

      that was brandon, wasn't it?

  • washtrash

    1 month ago

    What's the deal with Vacuo and their Faunus lady ruler? Did the people elect her? Is Vacuo just the coolest place in this world? That might explain why Sun sounds at times like he's blissfully unaware of anti-Faunus racism and why Blake has to explain everything to him

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

      1 month ago

      A bit late I know, but Vacuo is a place where the strong rule. The faunus female ruler must have defeated the previous ruler to get the title. Seeing as how the other Kingdoms are ruled by male humans, having a ruler that wasn't must have been weird for the time. As Qrow said, "if you can survive here, you're welcome here."

  • BobTheTitan777

    1 month ago

    Well, that seems to indicate either something on mistral next, something on vacuole next, something on jean next, something on oz-car next, or something completely new. Glad I could narrow it down.

  • Gamefisher

    1 month ago

    The king's scepter is Ozpin's cane and it's also one of the relics.  That's why that last battle was so destructive, it's because the king used the relics (or at least one of them) to end the war.

    • logkm123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      That would explain why cinder cant find the relic at beacon because Qrow has the staff now.

    • HippoDawg00

      1 month ago

      I was thinking that the relic was the sword, but the scepter seems to be more likely.

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

    1 month ago

    so I'm thinking that John is a descendant of this blonde haired King wielding only a sword and I mean it's pretty obvious ozpen is the spring Maiden

    • AutumnCarter

      1 month ago

      Pretty sure Oz is the wizard, friend. XD

    • Ronnoc527

      1 month ago

      a) *Juan b) Ozpin + Spring Maiden = WTF???

    • Gamefisher

      1 month ago

      There's 2 problems with your theory about Ozpin. 1. Ozpin is the wizard from the story (or at least a reincarnation of him).  2. Maidens are only girls and I didn't see a pair of boobs on Ozpin.

    • BobTheTitan777

      1 month ago

      @Gamefisher: are you sure? Have you seen Ouran HSHC? I mean, anything could happen. XD

    • Gamefisher

      1 month ago

      @BobTheTitan777  This isn't a Japanese anime where "anything could happen", everything is hinted at and referred to long before it's revealed.  If you want to know where the spring maiden is then the most logical and most hinted at is that she is part of Ravens bandit tribe, remember how Qrow states that Raven had someone really powerful on her side?  That was referring to the spring maiden that's why he asks her where he can finding her.

    • ulvas

      1 month ago

    • Radia_Daku

      1 month ago

      Except Ozpin or ANY MALE character being the spring maiden is impossible seeing as how the show specifically said that the maidens can only be young women.

    • Kerisato

      1 month ago

      No. Ozpin might be a descendant of the King himself, but it's unlikely - read Impossible - he's the Spring Maiden. And in case you forgot, Juane doesn't wield only a sword. He has a shield.

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

      1 month ago

      Okay look guys the fact is that the show has so far only revealed one of the maidens the fall Maiden.  When Oscar first came into the series this season  think about all of the context and the symbolism. He was farming they were birds chirping he's young and sprightly all things that indicate spring Maiden. Now they said that the rules  indicate that it can only be women  but at the same time  nothing was ever said about  the wizard being reincarnated only that the Maidenform goes on . Now if you think about it how great of a secret weapon would that be? Tyrion is obviously an expert tracker he found Ruby easily enough. It would explain why he hadn't been able to find the spring Maiden if the entire time he was looking for a woman but it was secretly ozpin. I don't see Cinder as being more competent than him, and she found the fall Maiden early on. It's very possible that Raven has one of the maidens in her bandit camp but that could just as easily be the winter or the summer made in there's nothing indicating that it would have to be the spring Maiden. To me there's no point in speculating on unknown unknowns when we have known unknowns directly in front of us.

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

      1 month ago

      "ozpen is the spring Maiden" I died laughing xDDD

    • Blackfeather22

      1 month ago

      I think that's the case since they took the time to give him a specific hair color unlike the others 

    • jlb81287

      1 month ago

      Okay, yeah i dont think oz is the spring maiden. I think he's the wizard maybe but if he was wouldnt he kniw how the powers transfer since he bestowed them to begin with? Also, no one said it was a definite rule that it has to be females just that so far it has been the only constant. Soooo,I dont think its impossible for a male to be a maiden and would explain how Oscar can hear Ozpin because of the aura transfer.

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

    1 month ago

    Names are important to the people of Remnant. Not just of Places and their People, but of their Weapons. The King of Vale's terrible strength, tactical genius and ferocity in battle, earned him the title Warrior King, but was just ONE title. Taking inspiration from the wielder's hair and the men it fell with its cold steel, a more chilling name was bestowed upon The King's Sword: Yellow Death. known more commonly in Latin as Crocea Mors

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

      1 month ago

      "It's a hand-me-down. My Great Great Grandfather used it to fight in the war..."


      ~ Jaune Arc, Volume 1 Chapter 2

  • DarthHammer

    1 month ago

    So wait, do the Heads of the Huntsman Academies also lead the Kingdoms? It seems that in the post Great War time-frame, we haven't seen or heard reference to any sort of authority or governmental organization outside of the academies. Atlas has its army, but it's part of their academy (or you could say the academy is part of it.) 


    So do the academies also manage the affairs of the entire Kingdoms? Or did they get new governments after the Great War that simply haven't been mentioned yet?


    Also, the video implies the same sort of hybrid sword and gun combat that's RWBY's mainstay, but by calling it the Great War I can't help but imagine it as a mid 20th century Machine Age war a-la the First or Second World War.

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

      1 month ago

      They have councils. The academies are subject to them. At least that's what we saw of Vale at the end of volume 2. Atlas' appears to be staffed more or less completely by military officials, such as Ironwood having two seats.

    • Ronnoc527

      1 month ago

      No, it has been talked about in season 1-3 non-story episodes that there is a police force but hunters and huntresses are respected more and have higher authority. I specifically remember in volume 1 a map Roman Torchwick had with areas labeled things such as COPS! and DUMB COPS!  As for the head of the kingdom the headmasters do seem to have the highest ranking but it is a democracy only in times of crisis will they temporarily seize power of the kingdom. As for your third and final question I couldn't find much lore to explain in but it seems that this occurred before the Gun/Sword hybrid age. There are no firearms and the only long range projectile seems to be the bow and arrow yet dust infusion with swords and spears definitely was a thing. I hope this helps.

    • DarthHammer

      1 month ago

      Oh right, the mention of the councils slipped my mind. 


      Also, what lore was it that put it in a pre-firearm era? Because in this WoR, the depiction of Mantle soldiers has them holding rifles.

  • vlk27

    1 month ago

    Gotta love Vacuo. "Trying to force us to join you? Well screw you, we join the other guys!"

    • idunno36 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I know. The more I hear about Vacuo, the more it becomes my favorite Kingdom.

    • ElizaTheCatMaster

      1 month ago

      Someone/Something that came from Vacuo could probably just salk into Salem's court, kill her, and when Ruby and her crew show up, they would probably just be sitting in Salem's chair casually with dead bodies of the court littered around them.

  • mbewi1

    1 month ago

    Only one word can describe this tale: EPIC

  • Tigre233

    1 month ago

    Ozpin is totally related to the king of vale, or may even be the king, seeing as we can see that his consciousness is passed on from person to person 

    • Redrobb

      1 month ago

      i was thinking that Jaune is related to the king, and that the sword is his great great grandfathers, the king

    • GLJ94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I can see that theory Redrobb. Been wondering the same thing.

  • Harem9

    1 month ago

    Ha, i could relate to Vacuo. To suddenly threaten me to be on your team is a big no no. Shows that you dont repect me as individual, so you be like "fuck y'all, your gonna be like that, im joining the other guy".

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

      1 month ago

      To be fair there not suppose to respect you as an individual. Your represent an entire kingdom. Now you could say they didn't respect your kingdoms sovereignty but that's different.

  • km_Tiberius

    1 month ago

    I wish Qrow was my history teacher.

    • Ronnoc527

      1 month ago

      Or Dr. Ooblek was the science teacher. Or honestly anything at the academies.

  • Rowknan

    1 month ago

    Wait so is Ozpin the King of Vale? Ozpin mentions that his predecessor founded the academy.

    • Cabstir

      1 month ago

      According to Qrow, no. The king mentioned in this video was the LAST king.

    • Rosewell8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      No, There is no king of Vale. The Warrior king was the last one. Ozpin is just a Descendant, And I'm assuming Oscar is too due to his connection with Ozpin.

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

      1 month ago

      I belive he is asking if ospin has inherited the consciousness of the king of Vale rather than being the man himself. From what I can tell the ability he has is to have a somewhat collective of consciousnesses formed from his line of predecessors

  • Bazz-B

    1 month ago

    War......War Never Changes.....

    • BrandoChan

      1 month ago

      (fallout theme plays in the background) duu-duuu-du-du

    • Imposter_Snake Imposter Snake

      1 month ago

      War has Changed.

  • TheCanadianPatriot

    1 month ago

    Long awaited, a good amount of background lore. I have no real issues with it, except one. Why the FUCK would victorious King of Vale abolish the Monarchy? It makes NO GOD DAMN SENSE! No royal would ever just throw away their power. And even if they (for some inconceivable reason) wanted to disband the monarchy, you could bet your ass that a lot of other people wouldn't want to. Literally entire wars and revolutions have been fought over that issue.  IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU JUST GLOSS OVER! I don't expect RWBY to be Game of Thrones, I don;t expect it to be House of Cards, I don't expect it to be The Crown. But I expect better.

    • tomarswego

      1 month ago

      Eh, some people would, some royals would, its not that big of a stretch if the man reputed to have lain waste to a battlefield said no king, that the people around him would've gone yessir. As for reasons why, there are a million, including the fact that after the century of unrest and decade of fighting the removal of the "ruling party" would go a long way to helping all the kingdoms cooperate since they no longer have "oh the king killed our armies and he's effectively ruling us now." I expect we'll find out more about the details of this or that it's intentionally left vague like that to throw some unknowns into the lore of Remnant, e.i. why did a monarch throw away his power and why didn't someone else try to take it.

    • km_Tiberius

      1 month ago

      They didn't exactly gloss over it. They described the King as having been so ferocious in battle that all three other kingdoms, including their ally bowed to them. If that were to be true, then no one would have been willing to risk the wrath of such a man before the crown was abolished, or after, as both the people of Vale and of the other Kingdoms would likely have flocked to stand behind such a man who clearly did have a thorough understanding military tactics, so great that his forces not only stood alone against two powerful nations, but two powerful nations with more advanced weaponry against them. No one in their right mind would openly move in rebellion of the abolishment of the monarchy with such a man still alive, and the four schools were also led by this King's closest advisors, which means that the huntsmen and women were some of the greatest warriors, and they all likely understood battle tactics, as they would have certainly taken part in the Great War, leading to there being four excellent leaders surrounded by highly skilled warriors that would remain to defend against any such rebellion for who knows how long after the Warrior King's death. Not to mention any dissenters would have had to gain the support of the people to turn against this King, who would likely have been adored by the vast, vast majority of people for ending the bloodiest conflict to have ever happened in the history of Remnant. And also the monarchy would likely have been abolished over time, piece by piece, so as to prevent any sort of anarchical period in which tension would have grown, causing an increase in Grimm attacks.

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

      1 month ago

      It's a made up story dude. They can do whatever they want with it.

    • Rosewell8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Maybe He realized that the monarchy was the problem and one of the reasons that the great war started, Stuck up people who think that they were better than everyone wanting more and more stuff. In abolishing the monarchy he also removes nobles from power, and if there isn't a monarchy it's either a Democracy or a Dictatorship, and since their doesn't seem to be one person in power, it's probably a Democracy or Oligarchy of some form.

    • Blackfeather22

      1 month ago

      Ikr I know I would have kept the Monarchy

    • Gabriel1126

      1 month ago

      The King had the same scepter as Ozpin, thus I'm guessing, not saying totally accurate, but guessing that the King of Vale was the Wizard Ozpin since Ozpin can jump bodies and combine souls

    • GLJ94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Hell the United States of America was founded on that very idea. After the Revolutionary War the states were prepared to make George Washington King of the USA. He declined and that is why we now a Presidency instead of a Monarchy. SO the Warrior King destroying the Monarchy is not a stretch at all.

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

      1 month ago

      Loving the nod to shoddy casts Austin. Pure respect.

    • Kerisato

      1 month ago

      Except it has happened several times over Human history. Hell, World War II Japan surrendered and their emperor denounced his divinity (or rather confessed it for a ruse) as part of the terms, ending the monarchy-style system they had in place since the Tent Governments.


      In fact since Monarchy is little more than a fancier title for a dictatorship (which at its heart is just incredibly centralized power): England gave up its monarchy system peacefully, France violently, Spain, not sure how but they gave it up, the tsars of Russia were done away with, the USSR collapsed on itself and gave up... the list goes on.


      It may surprise you to learn that monarchs, despots and other forms of tyranny eventually give way to democracy and democratic processes once it becomes indisputable they can't do it all. Or they're made to. And sometimes they do it willingly because they see the danger and get off the train. George Washington, for example, could quite easily have been instituted as king of the Colonies. He had the support of civilian populace, the militia and most of the Congress, but he resigned after 3 terms. There's a good example of the Warrior-King for you.

    • JamesRaynor

      1 month ago

      Monarchy is a joke, a Republican democracy is far more up-to-date and adaptable than a backwards-thinking, close-minded, joke of a government like Monarchy!

      For example, England still has this delusional superstition about their monarchy falling should the crows or ravens be removed from any area where the monarchy stands, silly and delusional. I personally would like to drive those black birds away from the English monarchy and see what happens!

      So to be blunt and to the point, FUCK the Monarchy of any kingdom or area ruled by a king and/or queen, as for RWBY, if they rule well and with wisdom and care about their subjects, then and ONLY then is the idea of Monarchy a good idea as a governmental system, as for Atlas, or that asshole that runs it, even if he's a fictional character, he's done enough already that I know of to make me wish Weiss' father dies a gory, horrible, and may I say, well-deserved ghastly death!


      I'm rooting for ya Weiss! KICK HIS ASS! But if someone else does it, at least watch the asshole suffer for what he's done and how he's treated your family, Winter, yourself, and your Mother, whom we still have no idea what's become of her!


      GO TEAM RWBY!

  • Exodusark22 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Anyone else think of Juan's Sword?...his Grandfathers from the Great War

    • Rowknan

      1 month ago

      Does that mean that Juane is descended from Ozpin's predecessor?

    • km_Tiberius

      1 month ago

      Can't be, Jaune has a shield, and the King didn't.

    • Rosewell8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I read this as Huan and that's not ok.

  • ErinBaxter

    1 month ago

    I wonder if the king of Vale was one of Ozpin's "hosts".

  • RedvsBluevsRWBY

    1 month ago

    The king's "scepter".  You mean cane.  Possibly relic.   Anyone else agree?

    • TearsOfLA

      1 month ago

      THATS THE RELIC!..... ITS NOT THE RELIC! ITS NOT!

  • SheDoesLikeTunaALot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I made a RWBY cake

    1 month ago

    We really have no idea what the relics actually look like.  They could be gigantic, sparkly, super-obviously magical things stored in vault so secret it's ten floors below Amber, or they could be common, everyday things hiding in plain sight, like crowns or swords or Ozpin's cane or even his cocoa mug.  It's the frickin horcruxes all over again!

    • km_Tiberius

      1 month ago

      Ozpin's Bed, Bath, and Beyond bedroom set: The sheets of knowledge, the blanket of creation, the pillowcases of choice, and the bed skirt of destruction.

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

      1 month ago

      Whelp, better go kill a basilisk grimm then.

      *yells* HEY PROFESSOR PORT, I NEED SOME HELP HUNTING AN ELUSIVE GRIMM!!

      Ah, this reminds me of my youth.  One day, as I was shearing our flock of 600 sheep...

  • TheDoctor117

    1 month ago

    I see a lot of comments about Jaune being the warrior kings descendant, my problem with that theory is Jaune once claimed his sword and shield were handed down through his family. While the king did wield a sword, the shield was oddly missing. Just to throw that out there. 

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

      1 month ago

      Don't forget that the shield is also a sheathe. A possible modification through the ages?

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

      1 month ago

      It is highly plausible that the Shield was built long after the Sword. Even from the first time we saw them, Crocea Mors looked much older. The Shield transforms from a sheath to its shield from. If they were truly forged at the same time, why wouldn't they add a second form for the Sword?

    • TheDoctor117

      1 month ago

      Seems reasonable enough I suppose :) guess we shall see