RWBY Volume 2, Chapter 2: Welcome to Beacon | Rooster Teeth

RWBY Volume 2, Chapter 2: Welcome to Beacon | Rooster Teeth


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 a line 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 has seemed to fly From our carefree lives and the solitude and
peace we always knew [Glynda]: Ironwood certainly loves bringing his work
wherever he travels. [Ozpin]: Well… Running an academy
and a military makes him a busy man. But yes, those are a bit
of an eyesore. Come in. [Ironwood]: Ozpin. [Ozpin]: Hello, general. [Ironwood]: Please, drop the formalities. It’s been too long! And Glynda! It has certainly been too long since we last met. [Glynda]: Oh James… I’ll be outside. [Ironwood]: Well she hasn’t changed a bit. [Ozpin]: So… What in the world
has brought you all the way down from Atlas? Headmasters don’t
typically travel with their students for the Vytal Festival. [Ironwood]: Well, you know how much I love Vale this time of year. Besides, with you hosting… I thought this might be a good opportunity for
us to catch up. [Ozpin]: I can certainly appreciate quality time between friends… However… The small fleet
outside my window has me somewhat concerned. [Ironwood]: Well… Concern is what
brought them here. [Ozpin]: I understand travel
between kingdoms has become
increasingly difficult– [Ironwood]: Oz… You and I both know why I brought those men. [Ozpin]: We are in a time of peace. Shows of power like this– are just going to give off the
wrong impression. [Ironwood]: But if what Qrow said is true– [Ozpin]: If what Qrow said is true, then we will handle
it tactfully. It’s the Vytal Festival; A time to celebrate
unity and peace. So, I suggest you not
scare people by transporting hundreds of soldiers halfway across the continent. [Ironwood]: I’m just being cautious. [Ozpin]: As am I… Which is why we will continue to train the best Huntsmen and Huntresses we can. [Ironwood]: Believe me, I am. But ask yourself this… Do you honestly believe
your children can win a war? [Ozpin]: I hope they never have to. Hmmmm… [Ruby]: Alright! Hmmmm… Alright… Yang Xiao Long, prepare your kingdom for battle! [Yang]: Bring it on! [Ruby]: I deploy, the Atlesian Air Fleet! *Yang gasps* [Ruby]: Looks like I get to fly right over your Ursai and attack your walls directly! *airplane noises* [Yang]: *gasp* You fiend! [Ruby]: And since Atlas is part of Mantle, my repair time only
lasts one turn. [Yang]: Heheheh… Pretty sneaky sis, but you’ve just
activated my trap card! [Ruby]: Whaaaaaaa! [Yang]: Giant Nevermore! If I roll a seven or higher Fatal Feathers will slice your fleet in two. [Ruby]: But, if you roll a six or lower, the Nevermore will turn on your own forces. [Yang]: That’s just a chance I’m willing to take. HAH! [Ruby]: NOOOOOOOOO, MY
FEARLESS SOLDIERS! [Yang]: Eh, most of them were
probably androids. [Ruby]: Goodbye my friends… You will be avenged. [Yang]: Not until I draw my rewards, which are doubled this round, thanks to the Mistral
trade route! [Ruby]: Bah! [Yang]: Oh! And what’s this? The Smugglers of Wind Path!? [Ruby]: BAH! BAH, I SAY! [Yang]: Looks like I’m taking two cards from your hand! [Ruby]: HAVE YOU NO HEART!? Noooo… [Yang]: Well Weiss, it’s your turn! [Weiss]: I have… Absolutely no idea
what’s going on. [Yang]: Look, it’s easy! You’re playing as Vacuo which means all
Vacuo-based cards come with a bonus! [Weiss]: That sounds dumb. [Yang]: See… You’ve got Sandstorm, Dessert Scavenge– Oh! Oh! Resourceful Raider! See now you can take
Ruby’s discarded air fleet– [Ruby]: Nooooo… [Yang]: — and put it in your hand! [Weiss]: Okay…? [Yang]: And since Vacuo warriors have an endurance boost against natural hazards, you could use Sandstorm to disable my ground forces and simultaneously infiltrate my kingdom! Just know that I will not forget this declaration of war. [Weiss]: And that means? [Ruby]: You’re just three moves away from conquering Remnant! [Weiss]: YES! FEAR THE ALMIGHTY POWER
OF MY FORCES! COWER AS THEY PILLAGE YOUR HOMES AND WEEP AS THEY TAKE
YOUR CHILDREN FROM YOUR VERY ARMS–! [Yang]: Trap card. [Weiss]: Huh? [Yang]: Your armies have been destroyed. [Weiss]: I hate this game of
emotions we play! [Ruby]: Stay strong, Weiss. We’ll make it through
this together. [Weiss]: Shut up! Don’t touch me! [Yang]: Alright Blake, you’re up! [Blake]: Huh? Oh! Umm… Sorry, what am I doing? [Yang]: You’re playing as Vale, trying to conquer the kingdoms of Remnant! [Blake]: Right… [Jaune]: Hey! Can I play? [Ruby]: Sorry Jaune, we’ve already got four people. [Weiss]: Besides, this game
requires a certain level of tactical cunning that I seriously
doubt you possess. [Yang]: Uhh… You attacked your own navel fleet two turns ago. [Weiss]: Hmph! [Jaune]: Bring it on, ice queen! I’ll have you know that I’ve been told that I’m a natural, born leader! [Weiss]: By who? Your mother? [Jaune]: And Pyrrha! [Pyrrha]: Hello again! [Jaune]: Come on, let me play you hand for a turn. [Weiss]: I’m not trusting you with the good citizens of Vacuo! [Jaune]: Why not!? You’ve trusted me with way more important
stuff before! I mean you told us all that Blake is secretly a Fau- [Pyrrha]: Fun-loving person whom we all admire and respect! [Jaune]: Right… that. Ladies… …Enjoy your battle. [Sun]: ‘Sup losers? [Ruby]: Hey Sun! [Sun]: Ruby, Yang, Blake, Ice Queen… [Weiss]: Why does everyone keep
calling me that!? [Sun]: I never got a chance to formally introduce you to my old friend. [Blue-Hair]: Uh… aren’t
libraries for reading? [Ren]: Thank you! [Nora]: *snort* Pancakes! [Sun]: Shut up. Don’t be a nerd. [Blue-Hair]: Intellectual. Okay. Thank you. [Blue-Hair]: I’m Neptune. [Weiss]: So, Neptune, where are you from? [Neptune]: Haven… … And I don’t believe I’ve caught your name, snow angel. [Weiss]: Um… I’m Weiss. [Jaune]: Are you kidding me!? [Neptune]: Pleasure to meet you. [Sun]: I never took you as the board-game-playing type! [Blake]: Right… well I think I’m done playing,
actually. I’ll see you guys later. [Nora]: Women. [Blake]: Brothers of the White Fang, why are you aiding this scum? [Roman]: The White Fang and I
are going in on a joint business
venture together. *sounds of combat* [Ozpin]: Well… this has certainly been an eventful evening. [Blake]: Hm… [Ozpin]: I’m sure that after a
night of thwarting attempted robbery you
probably just want to go home and take a nap,
but… I was hoping that maybe we could have a chance to talk. [Blake]: Of course. [Ozpin]: Wonderful! As you know, in order to enroll at my academy, students
must first pass a rigorous entrance exam. Most applicants spend years of preparation training at one of the many combat schools around the world… You are one of the
few who did not. And you passed the exam with flying colors. [Blake]: I was raised outside
the kingdoms. If you can’t fight, you
can’t survive. [Ozpin]: Well you have most certainly survived, Blake. I admire your drive. And I am proud to run a school that accepts individuals from all walks of life. Rich, poor, human… … Faunus. Why do you wear that bow, Blake? Why hide who you are? [Blake]: You may be willing to
accept the Faunus, Professor Ozpin, but your species is not. [Ozpin]: True… but we are continuing to take strides to
lessen the divide. [Blake]: With all due respect, you need to start taking some larger strides… Until then, I’d rather avoid any unnecessary attention. I want people to see me
for who I am… Not what I am. [Ozpin]: And what are you? [Blake]: I… don’t understand
what you’re asking. [Ozpin]: How did you know that
the White Fang would be at the
shipyard tonight? [Blake]: I didn’t… I just happened to be at
the right place at the right time. [Ozpin]: You wouldn’t have
been the first… but what happened tonight was not an isolated incident. I may be your headmaster, but I am also a Huntsman… And it is my sworn
duty to protect this world from the
forces that conspire against it. Blake… Are you sure there is nothing else you would like to tell me? [Blake]: I’m sure… [Ozpin]: Very well. Thank you for your time, Ms.
Belladonna. If you ever need to
talk to me… please don’t hesitate to ask. [Yang]: Ugh! We should have
never let him play! [Ruby]: You’re just mad ’cause the new guy beat you. See, if you had just
attacked when I told you none of this would
have happened. [Weiss]: Stop. Lately you’ve been quiet, anti-social, and moody. [Yang]: Uh… have you met Blake? [Weiss]: Which I get, is kind of
your “thing”. But you’ve been doing it more than usual, which quite frankly, is
unacceptable. You made a promise to me, to all of us, that you would let us know if something was wrong. So Blake Belladonna! What! Is! Wrong!? [Blake]: I just… I don’t understand how everyone can be so calm. [Ruby]: You’re still thinking
about Torchwick. [Blake]: Torchwick, the White Fang,
all of it! Something big is happening and no one is doing
anything about it! [Yang]: Ozpin told us not to worry. Between the police and
the Huntsmen, I’m sure they can handle it. [Blake]: Well I’m not! They don’t know the White Fang like I do. [Weiss]: Okay, between blowing up night clubs, stopping thieves, and fighting for freedom, I’m sure the three of you think you’re all
ready to go out and apprehend these
ne’er-do-wells… [Ruby]: Uh… who? [Weiss]: But let me once again be the voice of reason… We’re students. We’re not ready to handle this sort of situation. [Ruby]: Well, yeah, but– [Weiss]: We’re not ready! [Blake]: And we may never be ready! Our enemies aren’t just
gonna sit around and wait for graduation day! They’re out there, somewhere, planning their next move, and none of us know what it is, but it’s coming! Whether we’re ready or not. [Ruby]: Okay! All in favor of
becoming the youngest huntresses to
single-handedly bring down a corrupt
organization conspiring against the kingdom of Vale… say “aye”! [Yang]: Yes! I love it when you’re feisty! [Weiss]: Well, I suppose it could be fun. [Ruby]: None of you said “aye”… [Blake]: Alright then… We’re in this together. [Ruby]: Let’s hatch a plan! [Yang]: Yeah! [Ruby]: Ahh! I left my board game
in the library! [Weiss]: We’re doomed. [Ruby]: I’ll be right back! Ugh… Oh… Sorry… Are… you okay? [Emerald]: I’m fine. Just watch
where you’re going. [Ruby]: Oh… Right… Sorry… Um… I’m Ruby! Are you… new? [Cinder]: Visiting from Haven, actually. [Ruby]: Ooooooh! You’re here
for the festival! OH, but exchange students have their own dormitory. [Mercury]: I guess we just got
turned around. [Ruby]: Don’t worry, happens
all the time! Uh, your building is
just east of here! [Cinder]: Thanks. Maybe we’ll
see you around. [Ruby]: Yeah, maybe! Oh! And welcome to Beacon!