For other uses of "Vault", see Vault

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The Beacon Vault is a large underground chamber hidden beneath Beacon Academy. It can be reached via an elevator, which is also connected to Professor Ozpin's office.


The Vault is vast and dimly lit by wall-mounted torches that cast a pale green light. The elevator leading down to the Vault is located at one end of the corridor and Amber and her life support machines are at the other end. The corridor appears to intersect perpendicularly with another, but the other branches have not been shown.


Entrance elevator

In the episode "Fall", Ozpin, Glynda Goodwitch, James Ironwood and Qrow Branwen take Pyrrha Nikos to the vault to offer her the Fall Maiden's power. As members of Ozpin's Group, it is their job to protect the four Maidens of Remnant. The current Fall Maiden, Amber, is comatose, kept on life support with Atlas technology within the Vault.

Aura transfer machine

Pyrrha, Ozpin and Jaune Arc return to the Vault in "Heroes and Monsters" in order to complete the transfer. However, Cinder Fall arrives and kills Amber before the transfer can be completed. The powers of the Fall Maiden thus pass to Cinder. Jaune and Pyrrha escape to find Qrow, Glynda and Ironwood as Ozpin prepares to fight Cinder.

After Ozpin's battle against Cinder, the Vault is rendered inaccessible due to the Grimm occupying Beacon Academy.

Salem used Grimm to search for the Relic at Beacon, but unlike the other Vaults, it was not in the Beacon Vault.


  • The scene with Pyrrha Nikos and Ozpin's Group walking through the Vault in "Fall" was, according to everyone, one of the most technically difficult and time consuming scenes in the entire Volume.[1]
  • The Vault appears in "Magnetic Personality", the 8th episode of RWBY Chibi, where it is clearly marked on the Beacon Tower elevator as "Super Secret Vault (Do Not Enter)". Team RWBY decide to visit the vault, where they encounter the janitor, who turns out to be Shopkeep.
  • It is unknown if the Relic of Choice is located here, as Salem has yet to find it.


  1. Volume 3 DVD Directors' Commentary Chapter 6
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