♪ There’s a point where it tips ♪ ♪ There’s a point where it breaks ♪ ♪ There’s a point where it bends ♪ ♪ And a point we just can’t take, anymore ♪ ♪ There’s that we’ll cross and there’s no return ♪ ♪ There’s a time and a place no bridges left to burn, anymore ♪ ♪ We can’t just wait with lives at stake ♪ ♪ Until they think we’re ready ♪ ♪ Our enemies are gathering ♪ ♪ The storm is growing deadly ♪ ♪ Now it’s time to say goodbye ♪ ♪ To the things we loved, and the innocence of youth ♪ ♪ How the time seemed to fly ♪ ♪ From our carefree lives ♪ ♪ And the solitude and peace we always knew ♪ (Ironwood) They were here… Ozpin they were here! (Glynda) We are very much aware of that. Thank you James. (Ironwood) Fantastic, you’re aware. (Ironwood) Now are we going to do something about it or should we just stay the course (Ironwood) and continue to ignore what’s right in front of us? *beep beep, beep beep* (Ozpin) Come in. *doors whir open* (Ruby) Ah! Sorry it took so long. (Ruby) Someone accidentally hit all the buttons on the elevator on the way up here. (Ruby) It wasn’t me. (Ozpin) Thank you for coming Ruby, how are you feeling? (Ruby) Okay, I guess. (Ruby) I’d feel better if my bad-guy catching record wasn’t 0 for 3. *slight chuckle* (Ruby) *meakly* Okay so that’s the tone we’re going for got it… (Ironwood) Ruby, I feel it’s appropriate to let you know that I think what you did last night (Ironwood) is exactly what being a huntress is all about. (Ironwood) You recognized a threat, you took action, and you did the very best you could. (Ruby) Thank you sir. (Ozpin) Now, the general here has already informed us of the events that, transpired last night. (Ozpin) But now that you’ve rested we were wondering if you had anything to add. (Glynda) Was anyone else with her? (Glynda) Did she look familiar to you at all? (Ruby) I…*sigh* I don’t know. (Ruby) She was wearing a mask. (Ruby) And she never said anything to me, but I know she fought with glass. (Ruby) I don’t think that was her semblance though. (Ruby) Her clothing lit up whenever she attacked. (Glynda) Save for the glass, that sounds like the woman I fought the night we met Ruby. (Ironwood) Embedding dust into clothing is an age-old technique. It could have been anyone. (Ruby) Wait, you think this girl is connected to Torchwick and the White Fang? (Ozpin) It’s possible. (Ozpin) But we still lack the required evidence to link the two together. (Ruby) Actually I-I think I remember her saying something about a hideout or something… (Ruby) …in the Southeast. (Ruby) Just outside the kingdom. (Ozpin) Interesting. (Glynda) I thought you said the intruder never- (Ozpin) Thank you for your cooperation Ruby. (Ozpin) Why don’t you go and spend some time with your team? (Ozpin) You have a big day ahead of you. (Ruby) Anytime. (Ozpin) And Miss Rose, please try and be, discreet about this matter. (Ruby) Yes sir. *elevator door closes* (Yang) What happened?! (Ruby) Uh, well umm, ehehe, uh (Ironwood) Well there we have it. (Ironwood) We send as many troops as we can to the Southeast. (Ironwood) Find out exactly what’s going on and eradicate any forces that stand in our way. (Glynda) Why must your answer to everything involve a triumphant display of military bravado? (Glynda) You treat every situation like it’s a contest of measuring d- (Ozpin) Glynda! (Glynda) Well he does. (Ozpin) She’s right. (Ozpin) As much as I too would love to end this situation once and for all, (Ozpin) We must remember that this may go beyond Vale, beyond Beacon. (Ozpin) And if this truly is part of some master plan for which we know not the final move, (Ozpin) we must not be so bold. (Ozpin) Nor can we risk the spread of panic. (Ironwood) *grimly* I have served you faithfully for years. (Ironwood) But if you mean to tell me that your plan is to really hold the defenses and wait- (Ozpin) It is not! (Ozpin) You’re a general, James. (Ozpin) So tell me, when you prepare to go to war, (Ozpin) which do you send in first? (Ozpin) The flag-bearer, or the scouts? (Weiss) That was a risky move. (Blake) No, I think you handled it well. (Ruby) I hope so. (Yang) I’m sure everything will be alright Ruby. (Yang) Oh! I know what will cheer you up. (Ruby) What’s that? (Yang) I don’t know yet. Dad sent it to us. (Yang) I thought we could open it together. (Ruby) *high pitched* Ooh! Something from home! *whoosh* *thunk* *rustle, rustle* *bling!* Zwei: Ruh! Ruh! All: Waaa-aaah! Ruby: Zweeeiii! *happy piano tune* Blake: He sent a dog?! (Weiss) In the mail?? (Ruby) *giggles* (Yang) Oh he does stuff like this all the time. (Ruby) Stop it, ahaha! (Blake) Your father or your dog?
(Ruby) I missed youuu! (Weiss) Are you telling me that this mangy, (Zwei) *panting* mmm (Weiss) drooling, (Zwei) *panting* (Weiss) mutt, is going to wive with us forevah? (Weiss) Oh yes he is yes he is! (Weiss) Oh isn’t he adorable! (Blake) Please keep it away from my belongings. (Glynda) *over P.A.* will all first year students please report to the amphitheater. (Weiss) Well we can’t exactly leave him here while we’re gone for a week. (Yang) Look there’s a letter. (Yang) “Dear girls, I’ve got to leave the island for a few days.” (Yang) “So I’m sending Zwei to you to take care of.” (Yang) “Enclosed is all the food you should need. Love you both, Taiyang.” *crashing of tin cans* (Weiss) What is he supposed to do with that? *clink* (Yang) Well, that settles it. Come on girls, Zwei will be here when we get back. (Weiss) Oh I’ll miss you so much we’re going to be best friends I can’t wait to see you again. (Ruby) Hmm. *panting* (Ruby) *gasp* *inaudible background chatter* (Glynda) Quiet. Quiet Please. (Glynda) Professor Ozpin would like to share a few words before we begin. (Ozpin) Today we stand together, united. (Ozpin) Mistral (Ozpin) Atlas (Ozpin) Vacuo (Ozpin) Vale (Ozpin) The four kingdoms of Remnant. (Ozpin) On this day nearly eighty years ago, (Ozpin) the largest war in recorded history came to an end. (Ozpin) It was a war of ignorance, of greed, and of oppression. (Ozpin) A war that was about much more than where borders fell or who traded with whom. (Ozpin) But about the very idea of individualism itself. (Ozpin) We fought for countless reasons, (Ozpin) one of which being the destruction of all forms of art and self expression. (Ozpin) And as you all are well aware that was something many could not stand for. (Ozpin) As a result, those who opposed this tyranny (Ozpin) began naming their children after one of the core aspects of art itself. (Ozpin) Color. (Ozpin) It was their way to demonstrate that not only (Ozpin) would they refuse to tolerate this oppression, (Ozpin) but neither would the generations to come. (Ozpin) And it was a trend that is held to this very day. (Ozpin) We encourage individuality, expressionism, and unity. (Ozpin) Through diversity. (Ozpin) As I have said, today we stand together, united. (Ozpin) But this bond cannot exist without effort. (Ozpin) Which is why today while the rest of the world celebrates peace, (Ozpin) Huntsmen and huntresses will work to uphold it. (Ozpin) As first year students. you will be tasked with shadowing a professional (Ozpin) huntsman or huntress, on a mission. (Ozpin) Some of you may be taken out of the kingdom for several days. (Ozpin) Others may work within the walls for the rest of the week. (Ozpin) But no matter which path you choose, (Ozpin) remember to be safe, (Ozpin) remember your training, (Ozpin) and remember to do your very best. *applause* (Ruby) This is perfect. All we have to do is shadow a huntsman working in the Southeast. (Yang) Yeah! We’ll follow them around by day and give them the slip at night. (Weiss) Let’s check “Search and Destroy”. (Ruby) Here we go. (Ruby) Quadrant five needs grimm cleared out. (Blake) Well, it’s in the Southeast. (Yang) Sounds perfect. (Weiss) Wonderful. (Blake) Any other ideas? (Ruby) We mail ourselves there. (Ozpin) Well that’s one option. (Ozpin) Unfortunately, we determined that the concentration of grimm was (Ozpin) too extreme for first year students. (Ozpin) It seems that particular region is rather popular. (Ozpin) In fact I have the sneaking suspicion that the (Ozpin) four of you will make your way there no matter which job you choose. (Ruby) Whatever makes you say that? (Ozpin) I’m still curious as to how you all found yourselves at the docks last semester. (Ozpin) I’m interested know how you really learned about a “hideout” in the Southeast. (Ozpin) And I certainly wonder why witnesses reported seeing robots and rose petals in a dance club sometime ago. (Ruby) Uhhmm… Uh-well (Ozpin) I doubt I’ll ever find the exact answers I’m looking for. (Ozpin) So, how about this. (Ozpin) Instead of waiting for you all to break the rules, why don’t we just bend them? *beep, beep, computating sounds* (Ruby) We won’t let you down. (Ruby) Thank you professor. (Ozpin) Do not thank me for this. (Ozpin) Teamwork and persistence have carried you far, but you must understand, (Ozpin) the things that await you beyond the protection of the kingdom will not care. (Ozpin) Stay close to your huntsman at all times. (Ozpin) And do exactly as he says. (Ozpin) He will be leading you on this mission. (Ozpin) And he can have you sent back to Beacon, if he finds your skills to be unsatisfactory. (Ozpin) Good luck. (Yang) That wasn’t exactly uplifting. (Blake) But it’s the truth. (Ruby) It’s gonna be tough but I know we can do it. (Beacon Student 1) Hey team CFVY’s back! (Blake) Velvet? Are you okay? (Velvet) I’m fine, I had Yatsuhashi to look out for me. (Weiss) Your mission was supposed to end a week ago. (Weiss) What happened? (Velvet) N-nothing happened. (Velvet) It was just, there were just so many. (Velvet) Oh but don’t worry, you first years are just shadowing huntsmen so you should be fine. (Yang) Riiiiiiight. (Velvet) I should go. Be safe okay? (Ruby) We can do this. (Ruby) We’ve never backed down before and we’re not going to start now. (Blake) Right. (Ruby) Besides it won’t only be us out there. We’ll be fighting alongside a genuine huntsman! (Yang) Yeah! (Oobleck) Why hello girls! (Oobleck) Who’s ready to fight for their lives? *strings outro music*