unc. Event's sequential placement is unconfirmed by canon.
° Unknown passage of time since preceding event.

Ancient Times

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In the beginning, a lonely, all-powerful Dragon arrives from another realm and proceeds to create the universe from nothing. After searching for beings like himself, he decides to split into two Brothers, who create the world of Remnant. (Mythology, RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant) V4 08 00005.png
The God of Darkness, the younger sibling of the God of Light, creates the Creatures of Grimm in reaction to his older brother creating abundant life on Remnant. ("A Much Needed Talk") V4 08 00011.png
The Gods create Humanity together, beings capable of choosing between light and darkness, with gifts of knowledge, creation, destruction and choice. Humanity possesses control of magic. ("A Much Needed Talk", "The Lost Fable") V4 08 00012.png
A young lord rescues a princess from a group of raiders, acquiring fame, fortune, and glory. The two marry and have a child named Salem. However, Salem's mother passes away during childbirth and the lord locks her in a tower. (RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant) V6 03 00001.png
Approximately 16 years later, Salem attempts to trick the God of Darkness into reviving her dead love, Ozma, after being refused by the God of Light. As punishment, Salem is cursed with immortality. ("The Lost Fable") V6 03 00029.png
Salem unifies an army to defeat the Gods, but the God of Darkness destroys all of Humanity except for Salem due to her immortality. The Brothers abandon the world and shatter the moon in the process. ("The Lost Fable") V6 03 00037.png
Salem attempts suicide by submerging herself into the blackened pool in the Land of Darkness. The result is not death, but a transformation of her will into one bent on destruction. ("The Lost Fable") V6 03 00048.png
° The God of Animals stops a war between mankind and the animal kingdom, turning them into the first Faunus. (Mythology, RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant) Wor faunus 00004.png
° The God of Animals brings mankind to Menagerie for the first time in history, transforming them into the first Faunus. (Mythology, RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant) Wor faunus 00023.png
New people, including Faunus, come into existence and fight the Creatures of Grimm. They discover Dust, an energy source they use to turn the tide in the constant battle. ("WoR: Faunus", "Ruby Rose", "WoR: Grimm", "WoR: Dust", "The Lost Fable") 1101 Ruby Rose 01094.png
The God of Light returns a consenting Ozma into life and creates four Relics. Should someone bring each Relic together, the Brothers will return and judge Humanity on their ability to live in peace. ("A Much Needed Talk", "The Lost Fable") V6 03 00050.png
Ozma and Salem become gods over Humanity and start a family. Ideological differences result in a battle Salem wins, killing the current Ozma and starting his cycle. ("Unforeseen Complications", "The Lost Fable") V6 03 00066.png
° An incarnation of Ozma known as The Infinite Man forms a group called The Circle, which would travel the land assisting those in peril in order to unite Humanity. It is eventually destroyed by a group of warriors testing whether the Infinite Man was truly immortal. The only survivor is his most devoted follower, who turns her back on him. (RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant) V6 trailer 00006.png
° The Relic of Knowledge reveals to an incarnation of Ozma that he cannot destroy Salem. ("The Lost Fable") V6 03 00074.png
°, unc The Silver-Eyed Warriors come into being, their power capable of vaporizing Grimm. ("End of the Beginning") V6 13 00093.png
°, unc The Four Maidens come into being, the power being granted to the first holders by an incarnation of Ozma. ("Fall", "WoR: The Four Maidens", "Rest and Resolutions", "RWBY: Fairy Tales of Remnant") WOR TFM 00035.png
°, unc. Approximately 1000 years before the start of the series, Malik the Sunderer rules as the first King of Vacuo. He has offspring who allegedly have a birthmark to signify their heritage. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) Vacuo 00004.png
° A brotherhood is founded in order to protect the Maidens and the people of the world. The Maidens are forced to go into hiding and over thousands of years fade into myth and legend. ("Fall") V3 0600011.png
°, unc Founding of the Kingdoms of Mantle, Vale, Mistral and Vacuo. ("WoR: Kingdoms") WORHuntsmen 00003.png

Recent History

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° After an incident, Mantle imposes laws against self-expression, believing that if people controlled their emotions, the Grimm would be less of a threat. Their ally, Mistral, quickly follows but still allows the center of the Kingdom to maintain its cultural identity. ("WoR: The Great War") Wor great war 00008.png
° Due to the pristine conditions of the islands and peninsulas of the east coast of Sanus, Mistral and Vale try to settle the location at the same time. Despite the best efforts of the King of Vale, the two groups of people clash at what would be the first battle of the Great War. ("WoR: The Great War") Wor great war 00010.png
The Great War is waged, pitting Vale and Vacuo against Mantle and Mistral. The war begins approximately 90 years before the episode "Field Trip" and lasts for 10 years. ("Field Trip", "WoR: Vytal Festival Tournament", "WoR: Faunus", "WoR: The Great War") V3 wor1 2.png
An end to the Great War is negotiated on Vytal. The Huntsman Academies, Cross Continental Transmit System, color naming tradition and Vytal Festival are all created in its aftermath, slavery is abolished and Faunus are given the continent of Menagerie in addition to equal rights as citizens. The Great War ends approximately 80 years before the Episode "Field Trip". ("Field Trip", "WoR: Huntsmen", "WoR: Faunus") V3 wor1 5.png
° An incarnation of Ozma uses the Relic of Creation to raise the city of Atlas into the sky, as a means to give the people a beacon of hope. ("Worst Case Scenario") Atlas City Weston.jpg
The Schnee Dust Company is founded by Nicholas Schnee. ("The Stray", "WoR: Schnee Dust Company") Hist1 00020.png
Following the Great War, companies such as the Schnee Dust Company and Mistral Trading Company take interest in Vacuo's Dust supply, draining it and depleting its resources. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) Vacuo 00008.png
° Due to the rapid rise and growth in technology, the Kingdom of Mantle eventually ceases to exist and is replaced with the Kingdom of Atlas. ("WoR: Huntsmen", "WoR: Atlas") Atlas 00017.png
°, unc. The Faunus Rights Revolution is fought. The battle of Fort Castle occurs three years into the war, signaling a major turning point. ("Jaunedice, Pt.2") Weapons.PNG
At least three years after the start of the conflict, the Faunus Rights Revolution concludes with victory for the Faunus. The White Fang is created in its aftermath as a symbol of peace and unity between Humans and Faunus, later to become a peaceful protest organization in the wake of continued discrimination. ("Black and White") White Fang other logo.jpg
°, unc. It is discovered that Dust does not function off-planet. ("WoR: Cross Continental Transmit System") WoR7 00011.png
°, unc. Jacques Schnee inherits the Schnee Dust Company following Nicolas' failing health. Under his leadership, the SDC begins to participate in morally questionable business and labor practices such as abusing Faunus workers. ("Mountain Glenn") Hist1 00021.png
°, unc. Legendary warrior and Grimm hunter, The Grimm Reaper, goes into hiding after being attacked by assassins and having her Silver Eyes cut out. After disappearing for so long, she is presumed dead by the public. ("The Grimm Reaper") V6 07 00005.png
°, unc Mountain Glenn, an expansion to the southeast of Vale, is founded. ("Search and Destroy") V2 09 00018.png
° Mountain Glenn succumbs to the Grimm after a protracted siege caused by Merlot Industries attempting to gather specimens. ("Search and Destroy") V2 10 00028.png
°, unc Oniyuri is founded by wealthy elites that were fed up with how Mistral ran things. The settlement is attacked by the Nuckelavee before its completion. ("Tipping Point") V4 06 00005.png
° The settlement of Kuroyuri is attacked and destroyed by the Nuckelavee, leaving Lie Ren and Nora Valkyrie as the only survivors. ("Kuroyuri (episode)") V4 10 00051.png
°, unc The Penny project is proposed by Pietro Polendina and green-lit by General Ironwood, creating the first ever robot with a soul and artificial Aura. Due to Arthur Watts, his colleague, having his Atlesian Paladin-290 prototype not being chosen over Pietro's idea, he fakes his death in the "Paladin Incident" and joins Salem's Inner Circle to get revenge on both Ironwood and Pietro. ("Worst Case Scenario", "As Above, So Below") V7 07 00049.png
°, unc 10 Year old orphan Cinder Fall is sold off to an adoptive mother where she is abused by her and her two daughters and worked as a slave. Local Huntsmen Rhodes discovers this and trains her for enrolment into a Huntsman Academy so she can legally leave their care when she is 17. ("Midnight") V8 06 00068.png
° Over 10 years before the episode "Welcome to Haven", The Spring Maiden is unable to cope with the burden of her responsibilities and flees. She eventually encounters Raven Branwen who attempts to train her. When little progress is made, Raven deems her unworthy to bear such power while being hunted for life and kills her, claiming the Spring Maiden powers herself. She later has a decoy named Vernal to prevent people from finding out. ("Welcome to Haven", "Haven's Fate") V5C12 00113.png
°, unc. Gillian's Team, Carmine Esclados and Bertilak Celadon enroll into Shade Academy, eventually deserting after Jax Asturias is expelled, and forming The Crown under the goal of restoring Vacuo's monarchy. Carmine and Bertilak remain in Shade, graduating and later joining forces with The Crown as rogue Huntsmen. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) Carminesemblance.jpg
° Cinder's adoptive family discover her weapon and attempt to confiscate it and further abuse her. Cinder snaps and kills all 3 of them, freeing herself from their abuse. Witnessing this, Rhodes is forced to attempt to arrest her but Cinder kills him too. Cinder snaps her shock collar and goes on the run. ("Midnight") V8 06 00132.png
°, unc Insane Anima serial killer Tyrian Callows is captured and arrested. His transport is attacked by Grimm commanded by Salem and Tyrian is freed. Tyrian devotes his life to Salem who he proclaims as his goddess and he is recruited into her inner circle. ("Worst Case Scenario") V7 07 00022.png
°, unc Adam Taurus, one of the Schnee Dust Company's workers, gets into an argument with one of his superiors in the company and was branded with the company's logo on his face as a result. Due to this inhumane treatment, he eventually decided to join the White Fang as a means for revenge. ("The Lady in the Shoe") V6 11 00087.png
°, unc Winter Schnee decides to join the Atlas Military, resulting in her position as heiress to the Schnee Dust Company revoked by her father Jacques. ("Lessons Learned", "Punished") WORHuntsmen 00012.png
°, unc One of the Schnee Dust Company's mines ends up exploding due to being unstable and caves in, killing the Faunus workers still inside, including Ilia Amitola's parents. The incident, and the actions of her former friends laughing about it, cause her to join the White Fang to avenge them. ("Volume 5 Blake Character Short", "Ace Operatives") V7 trailer 00021.png
° During a raid on a Dust processing facility, Adam Taurus begins to wear a Grimm Mask to hide his scar and to inspire fear into Humanity. Eventually, this inspired other members of the White Fang to begin wearing them as well. ("Volume 6 Adam Character Short", "Painting the Town...") V6 adam short 00004.png
° Following an incident, Adam was forced to kill a Human to save Ghira Belladonna. He is scolded for it by Ghira, but is praised by the rest of the White Fang, beginning his rise to power. ("Volume 6 Adam Character Short") V6 adam short 00027.png
° The White Fang changes leadership from Ghira Belladonna to Sienna Khan. Her first action as high leader was to use violence to force Humanity to accept the Faunus race. The change happens approximately 5 years before the episode "Black and White". ("Black and White", "Dread in the Air") WF old.png
The 38th biennial Vytal Festival Tournament occurs in the city of Vacuo, taking place approximately 76 years after the Great War. (RWBY: After the Fall) V3 wor1 19.png
° 2 years before the events of RWBY, the Creatures of Grimm slowly descend upon the city of Kuchinashi from the mountain's northern pass, attacking in oddly specific patterns and locations. ("Where There's Smoke...") Scott-zenteno-001.jpg
A team of four Huntsmen consisting of Pyke Rite, Arrastra Skye, Asher Mora, and Fenix Nemean are sent to Kuchinashi, where they begin to deal with the city's underworld syndicates like the Hana Guild and the Wave gang and Grimm Invasion. ("The Mission") Scott-zenteno-004.jpg
° The 39th biennial Vytal Festival Tournament occurs in the city of Mistral, taking place approximately 78 years after the Great War. ("Where There's Smoke...") V3 wor1 19.png
°, unc. Glynda Goodwitch delivers an audio log to Professor Ozpin informing him about the events of RWBY: The Grimm Campaign, known as "the Kuchinashi Incident", after having gathered information from various sources, including the Huntsmen themselves. ("The Mission", "Can You Hear Me Now?") WOR Aura 14.png
° Due to his fear, Leonardo Lionheart becomes a informant for Salem. He forges documents for Cinder's Faction to help them infiltrate Beacon Academy. ("True Colors", "The More the Merrier") V5OP 00016.png
° 1 year before "Players and Pieces", the Beacon Academy Initiation occurs, leading to the formation of Team CFVY. ("RWBY: After the Fall") 1202 Welcome to Beacon 00963.png
° Sienna commends Adam on his work for the White Fang and sends him to lead the Vale branch. ("Volume 6 Adam Character Short") V6 adam short 00057.png
° Cinder Fall recruits Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black. ("Beginning of the End") V3 07 00010.png

Beacon Arc

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°, unc. During winter, Ruby visits Summer's Gravestone and defeats a group of Beowolves. ("Red" Trailer, Manga #1) RedTrailerSC1.png
°, unc. Weiss fights the Arma Gigas as a test to earn her father's permission to attend Beacon Academy. She receives a scar over the left eye during the fight. ("White" Trailer, Manga #3–4) 1002 White Trailer 1872.png
°, unc. Cinder Fall recruits Roman Torchwick. ("Beginning of the End") 1116 Black and White 27300.png
Cinder fails to recruit the White Fang. ("Beginning of the End") V3 07 00014.png
The morning after Cinder's attempt to recruit the White Fang, Blake leaves Adam Taurus and the group, causing the train to leave behind Schnee Dust Company supplies given to the Faunus forced to live underground, which are then deemed to be stolen. ("Black" Trailer, Manga #5–6) 1003 Black Trailer 8090.png
Cinder, Mercury and Emerald ambush Amber, the Fall Maiden, and steal half her power before Qrow Branwen interrupts them. ("Beginning of the End") V3 07 00074.png
° Cinder recruits Adam and the White Fang using her newfound powers. ("Beginning of the End") V3 07 00101.png
°, unc. Roman hires Junior Xiong's men for a planned Dust heist. Immediately thereafter, Yang Xiao Long, in search of information about Raven Branwen, starts a brawl at Junior's Club. After Yang defeats him, he agrees to give her any information he had but tells her he really knew nothing at all about Raven. ("Yellow" Trailer, Manga #7) Yang yellow trailer photo.png
unc. Ruby confronts Roman and prevents his theft of From Dust Till Dawn. Glynda Goodwitch comes to her aid against Torchwick and Cinder. Professor Ozpin offers Ruby a position at Beacon Academy two years early. ("Ruby Rose") 1101 Ruby Rose 06271.png
Beacon Academy Initiation, leading to the forming of Team RWBY, Team JNPR, and Team CRDL. ("Players and Pieces") RWBY4 008538.png
As the Vytal Festival begins preparations, Blake inadvertently reveals her identity as a former member of the White Fang and a Faunus to the rest of her team. Roman attempts a major Dust robbery, and Blake, Ruby, Penny Polendina and Sun Wukong foil him. Qrow contacts Ozpin to inform him that "Queen has pawns." ("Black and White") 1115 The Stray 15209.png
Just before the start of Beacon's second semester, Emerald and Mercury kill Tukson. Cinder begins "Phase 2" and orders Torchwick to stop stealing Dust and relocate to the southeast. ("Best Day Ever") V2 01 00068.png
° Soon after the start of the second semester, Team CFVY is sent on a mission to Lower Cairn which ends in disaster, returning after the Beacon Dance and soon before the Vytal Festival Tournament. ("Field Trip", RWBY: After the Fall) V2 08 00045.png
James Ironwood arrives in Vale with a fleet of Atlesian airships. Cinder, Mercury, and Emerald infiltrate Beacon disguised as students from Haven Academy. Team RWBY begins an investigation of the White Fang. ("Welcome to Beacon") V2 02 00001.png
Cinder infiltrates the CCT to implant a virus during the Beacon Dance. ("Dance Dance Infiltration") V2e7 black queen midnight.png
A train from Mountain Glenn breaches inner-city Vale, releasing Grimm, which Beacon students, the Atlesian military and Beacon staff easily counter. Torchwick is put in Ironwood's custody. ("Breach") V2 12 00012.png
° Team RWBY goes on a mission to investigate and foil the plans of Merlot Industries, a mysterious corporation experimenting with Grimm led by Doctor Merlot. Their mission takes them to the Emerald Forest, Mountain Glenn, Forever Fall, and Merlot's Island. (RWBY: Grimm Eclipse) RWBY GE Upd Ruby.jpg
° The 40th Vytal Festival tournament begins in the autumn, approximately 80 years after the Great War. ("Round One") V3 01 Amity.png
Following the doubles rounds of the Vytal Festival tournament, Ozpin's brotherhood informs Pyrrha Nikos about the Maidens and asks her to obtain the remainder of the Fall Maiden's powers. ("Fall") V3 0600019.png
Emerald deceives Yang with a hallucination, leading her to wound Mercury's leg during her singles round match in the Vytal Festival tournament. The Grimm in the surrounding region sense the heavy negativity and attempt to invade Vale. ("Fall", "Beginning of the End") V3 07 00108.png
Emerald deceives Pyrrha with a hallucination, leading her to accidentally destroy Penny. Cinder interrupts the live tournament broadcast to instill negativity and panic in the people watching, leading to a Grimm invasion in Vale and Mistral. ("PvP", "Welcome to Haven") V3 09 00074.png
The Battle of Beacon occurs. White Fang forces attack the city. Roman commandeers an airship and reprograms Atlesian robots on the ground, causing them to go rogue. A Wyvern awakens under a mountain and heads toward the city. ("Battle of Beacon") V3 10 00152.png
Students attempt to retake Beacon from the attacking forces. Torchwick is swallowed by a griffon. The rogue airship crashes, disabling the rogue robots. Adam cuts off Yang's right arm in combat. ("Battle of Beacon, "Heroes and Monsters") V3 11 00124.png
Cinder kills Amber, becoming the Fall Maiden. Ozpin dies after a skirmish with Cinder. ("Heroes and Monsters", "End of the Beginning") V3 12 00012.png
The Wyvern destroys Vale's CCT tower, disabling worldwide communications. All forces withdraw from Beacon. ("End of the Beginning") V3 12 Tower Falls.png
Cinder kills Pyrrha, inadvertently activating Ruby's powers, which freeze the Wyvern and greatly wound Cinder, forcing her to retreat. ("End of the Beginning") SilverEyes.jpg
° The Grimm are driven out of the city but retain control of Beacon. Ruby and Yang recover back at home on Patch. Weiss is brought back to Atlas by her father, Jacques Schnee. Blake is said to have run away and is seen in Vale. Qrow hints for Ruby to go to Haven Academy, acquires Ozpin's cane and assumes his duties. ("End of the Beginning") V3 12 00167.png
° When winter begins, Ruby, Jaune Arc, Nora Valkyrie and Lie Ren set out from Patch to Mistral, followed by Qrow. ("End of the Beginning") V3 12 00179.png
unc. Salem declares her intention to snuff out the hope of Humanity and says dividing them by creating doubt is merely her first move. ("End of the Beginning") V3 12 00201.png

Haven Arc

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° Salem's Faction meets to determine their next course of action following the Fall of Beacon. Their plans involve organizing a meeting with the leader of the White Fang, targeting Ruby Rose with the intention of capturing her and setting Haven Academy as the next to fall. ("The Next Step") V4 01 00035.png
° 1 month after the fall of Beacon, Team CFVY begins to travel to Vacuo, arriving at the city after 3 months' worth of traveling, and transfer to Shade Academy. (RWBY: After the Fall) 1202 Welcome to Beacon 00963.png
Ozma reincarnates into Oscar Pine and makes his presence known to the 14-year-old boy. They would soon travel to Mistral to meet up with Team RNJR. ("Family") V4 04 00006.png
After a charity performance, Weiss Schnee loses her temper at the guests' uncaring behavior and accidentally summons a Boarbatusk, which attacks one of the guests. This results in Jacques Schnee removing her as heiress to the Schnee Dust Company. ("Tipping Point") V4 06 00016.png
Ironwood closes the borders of Atlas to protect the Kingdom from the war brewing in Mistral. Weiss sneaks out of her home to get to Mistral first. ("Taking Control") V4 11 00032.png
The Belladonna family learns of Adam's plans to overthrow the White Fang leadership and attack Haven Academy. They resolve to take back control of the White Fang. ("Taking Control") V4 11 00053.png
Team RNJR makes it to Mistral. ("No Safe Haven") V4 12 00050.png
° Adam assassinates Sienna Khan in a coup to take over the White Fang. He lies about her death to make her a martyr and galvanize a war with Humans. ("Dread in the Air") V5 02 00045.png
An assault on the Belladonna Family Home is made with the goal to kill the Belladonna family. However, it is unsuccessful, resulting in the arrests of the surviving assailants. Blake uses this attack to rally the Faunus to protect Haven Academy. ("Alone Together", "True Colors") V5 08 00053.png
The White Fang, Salem's Faction as well as the Branwen Tribe start their assault on Haven Academy. ("The More the Merrier", "Volume 6 Adam Character Short") V5 11 00020.png
Adam's White Fang is defeated, and Salem's plan thwarted. Team RWBY is reunited once again, and Ozpin sets the course for Atlas to hide the Relic of Knowledge. ("Downfall", "Haven's Fate") V5 14 00073.png
2 weeks after the Battle of Haven, Team SSSN and Team ABRN begin to transfer to Shade Academy, taking an unknown amount of time to reach their destination. Team ABRN arrives at the Academy before SSSN. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) V3 Opening 00006.png
Salem orders that Cinder Fall be left in isolation to prove herself, allowing the Fall Maiden to go rogue. While tracking Ruby and her friends, she encounters Neopolitan and recruits her to help kill Ruby. ("So That's How It Is", "The Coming Storm") V6 07 00002.png
Ruby and her friends summon Jinn with the Relic and use the second remaining question to learn the truth of Ozpin and Salem's past and her immortality. Ozpin locks himself deep inside Oscar's head afterwards. ("Uncovered", "So That's How It Is") V6 02 00031.png
During the mission to get to Atlas, Yang and Blake kill Adam in Argus while the rest of Ruby's team deals with Caroline Cordovin in a Colossus. ("Stealing from the Elderly", "The Lady in the Shoe", "Seeing Red") V6 12 00084.png
Several Grimm, including a Leviathan, attack Argus, causing damage to the city, but they are defeated by the combined efforts of the Atlesian military, Weiss, Maria Calavera, Qrow Branwen, Oscar Pine, and RNJR. ("Seeing Red", "Our Way") V6 13 00043.png
°, unc. Team CFVY is sent on a mission to rescue settlers from Schist, Gossan, and Tuff from the Grimm, leaving them in Coquina. During this, they discover a mysterious group named The Crown and imprison Carmine and Bertilak through the help of Team SSSN. Despite this, Carmine and Bertilak escape their imprisonment soon after. (RWBY: After the Fall) 1202 Welcome to Beacon 00963.png

Atlas Arc

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When the group arrives in Atlas, they land in Mantle where they meet Pietro Polendina, defend the city alongside a newly rebuilt Penny Polendina and are arrested by the Ace Operatives Specialists. ("The Greatest Kingdom") V7 01 00012.png
The police take the team to Atlas Academy where James Ironwood, Winter, and Penny discuss a plan to restore global communication using Amity Colosseum. Meanwhile, Tyrian Callows and Arthur Watts arrive in Mantle, to carry out a plan of their own. ("A New Approach") V7 02 00028.png
Teams RWBY and JNR are granted Huntsmen licenses by Ironwood and assist the Ace-Ops and Atlesian Military on several missions in the construction and launch of Amity Communications Tower. ("Pomp and Circumstance", "Sparks") V7 03 00017.png
°, unc. One week after the start of the semester in Shade Academy, Professor Theodore declares a new initiative to redo the Shade Academy Initiation and shuffle teams temporarily, making this the 1st ever Shade Academy Re-Initiation. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) Vacuo 00014.png
° Months after its Re-Initiation, Shade Academy is attacked by The Crown, which is defeated by the Huntsmen defending their school, and a newly united Vacuo. (RWBY: Before the Dawn) Vacuo 00014.png
Arthur Watts and Jacques Schnee strike a deal to humiliate Ironwood and grant Jacques a council seat in the upcoming election. The next night, Jacques shuts down all non-essential SDC operations, stating that he will fix what Ironwood has broken, if elected. A riot begins in Mantle. ("Pomp and Circumstance", "‎Sparks") V7 05 00118.png
A pre-victory event for councilwoman candidate Robyn Hill is held on the night of the election, but outside machinations cause a blackout, and carnage ensues. Penny Polendina is accused of being the attacker, and Jacques Schnee is elected as Councilman. The panic in Mantle causes a Grimm attack. ("A Night Off") V7 06 00114.png
Robyn's group begins a series of vigilante raids on the transport trucks heading for Amity, stopping construction progress. The Ace-Ops and other Huntsmen are sent to capture them, but Blake and Yang decide to leak the tower plans to Robin to try and get her on their side. ("Worst Case Scenario") V7 07 00010.png
Ironwood and his subordinates are invited to a council meeting by Jacques to defend his position. Jacques attempts to make out Ironwood as trustworthy but the meeting is interrupted by Weiss who shows the council footage of her father scheming with Arthur Watts, who was responsible for hacking the election. This leads Jacques under arrest for his crimes of rigging the election and framing Penny. ("Cordially Invited", "As Above, So Below") V7 09 00014.png
Another riot in Mantle begins once more when the heating grids were suddenly shut down and caused a snowfall. The people blame Atlas, start a bonfire with stolen fire Dust and attack military personnel. The riot causes a mass Grimm Invasion. Ironwood and the Council receive news relating to these alarming situations. ("As Above, So Below") V7 09 00025.png
All Atlas Huntsmen are deployed to evacuate Mantle civilians to Atlas and defend them from Grimm. During this process, Robyn and Ironwood release a broadcast revealing Salem's existence to both cities. Tyrian and Watts are lured out of hiding and arrested, but the skin of Ironwood's left arm is burned off during his battle with Watts. ("Out in the Open", "Gravity") V7 10 00030.png
Ironwood discovers that Cinder is in Atlas and Salem releases a threat stating she herself is coming. In response to this, Ironwood changes his plan to lift Atlas away using the Relic of Creation, halting the evacuations and leaving Mantle in the process. Ruby and her team oppose Ironwood, who releases an arrest warrant for her friends. ("Gravity") V7 11 00128.png
The leader of the Ace Operatives, Clover Ebi, is killed by Tyrian Callows using Harbinger, framing Qrow Branwen for the murder. He and Robyn Hill are arrested by Atlas authorities. ("With Friends Like These", "The Enemy of Trust") V7 12 00204.png
Penny Polendina and Winter Schnee fight Cinder Fall over the Winter Maiden powers, resulting in Penny receiving them instead of Winter as planned. Penny flees Atlas authorities in an airship with Team RWBY, JNR, her father and Maria Calavera. ("The Enemy of Trust") V7 13 00159.png
Neopolitan steals the Relic of Knowledge from Oscar and gives it to Cinder. ("The Enemy of Trust") V7 13 00196.png
Oscar confronts Ironwood in the Vault, who shoots him off the platform. This results in Ozpin's reemergence and Oscar unlocking his Magic. ("The Enemy of Trust") V7 13 00170.png
Salem arrives in Atlas with a gargantuan Grimm force. ("The Enemy of Trust") V7 13 00213.png
Salem is given the Relic of Knowledge by Cinder. She commands The Hound to capture Oscar to learn how to activate the Lamp. The remainder of her Grimm force surrounds the Kingdom making any escape impossible, but doesn't move in to attack yet. ("Divide") V8 official trailer 00001.png
Ironwood halts all Mantle evacuations and prepares to declare martial law. Upon having this decision questioned by the other two council members, He shoots Councilman Sleet dead. ("Divide") V8 01 00093.png
The Happy Huntresses, assisted by Yang, Jaune, Ren and Oscar, begin evacuating all remaining Mantle civilians to the crater in an attempt to keep everyone warm and protect them more easily from the impending attack by Salem's forces. ("Refuge") V8 02 00091.png
Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Nora, Penny and May Marigold break into the Atlas Military Compound. Through Penny, Pietro hacks Ironwood's terminal to send a launch authorisation when Penny reaches Amity Tower. ("Strings") V8 03 00064.png
Ironwood forces Watts at gunpoint to hack into Penny's systems so he can make her open the Atlas Vault. He orders the Ace Operatives to steal one of Penny's swords for Watts to assist in this process. They succeed and bring the sword back to the two. ("Strings") V8 03 00032.png
Oscar is captured by The Hound and taken to Salem. She discovers he has not fully merged with Ozma and tortures him for information on how to activate the Relic of Knowledge. ("Refuge", "Fault") V8 04 00119.png
Amity Communications Tower is launched, however before communications can be restored, it is attacked by Cinder who damages the thrusters, causing Amity to drift out of range. Penny manages to temporarily hold it back into range long enough for a message to be sent out to all of Remnant. ("Amity") V8 05 00057.png
A pre-recorded video from Ruby Rose is broadcast worldwide, stating that Atlas is under attack and revealing the existence of Salem, the Maidens and the Relics to the general public. ("Amity") V8 05 00150.png
Penny is hacked by Watts, causing her systems to reboot and her to plummet towards the ground. Without her holding Amity in place, global communications cut out once again. Ironwood deploys the Ace Operatives, led by Winter Schnee, to track down Penny and bring her to the vault. ("Amity") V8 05 00181.png
Salem uses the Grimm Liquid to breach Atlas' Hard-Light shields and land Monstra on the island. The whale spews more liquid which spawns Grimm. ("Midnight") V8 06 00198.png
The Atlas Military battles against the endless army of Grimm created by Salem. As this happens, Ironwood orders the citizens of Atlas to evacuate to the subway. ("War") V8 07 00024.png
Ruby, Blake and the Schnees kill The Hound and discover that it was previously a Silver-Eyed Warrior. This leads to the discovery that Salem has been converting any captured Silver-Eyed Warriors into more formidable Grimm. ("Dark", "Risk") V8 08 00101.png
Hazel Rainart defects from Salem's Inner Circle after discovering her true goal of destroying all of Remnant. He brings Emerald Sustrai with him and assist Yang, Jaune and Ren in rescuing Oscar from Monstra. However, Salem intercepts their escape. ("Witch") V8 09 00149.png
Hazel sacrifices himself to hold off Salem, allowing Oscar to use the stored kinetic energy in The Long Memory to destroy Monstra, killing Hazel and temporally destroying Salem. ("Witch", "Ultimatum") V8 10 00008.png
Ironwood releases a broadcast threatening to bomb Mantle if Penny Polendina does not comply with his request to open the Atlas Vault and raise Atlas into the atmosphere. ("Ultimatum") V8 10 00080.png
Cinder Fall, Arthur Watts and Neopolitan use the Relic of Knowledge to learn of the plan by Ruby's Group to defeat Ironwood and use the Relic of Creation to evacuate Atlas and Mantle. They use this knowledge to devise a counter-attack to defeat them and obtain the Staff. ("Worthy") V8 13 00039.png
Ironwood is defeated and detained by Ruby's Group, thanks to help from Winter Schnee. ("Creation") V8 12 00042.png
Team RWBY and Penny unlock the Atlas Vault and use the Staff to summon Ambrosius, who transforms Penny into a Human and creates a dimension with multiple portals throughout Atlas and Mantle that lead to Vacuo. With the Staff used, Atlas begins to descend onto Mantle. ("Creation") V8 12 00102.png
Qrow, Robyn and Marrow Amin attempt to detain the remaining Ace Operatives when Watts interrupts the capture. Harriet and Vine escape onto an airship with the bomb. ("Creation", "Worthy") V8 13 00057.png
Ironwood's cell shuts down, allowing him to leave. He reobtains Due Process and kills Jacques Schnee. ("Worthy") V8 13 00066.png
Cinder and Neo launch their attack on Team RWBY within the central location. Yang protects Ruby from a surprise attack by Neo and is knocked off the platform into the void below. ("Worthy") V8 13 00093.png
Qrow and Robyn attempt to stop Harriet from bombing Mantle. ("Worthy", "The Final Word") V8 13 00149.png
Lie Ren, Oscar Pine and Emerald Sustrai exit through the Vacuo portal to secure the other side for the evacuating civilians only to be stuck in a sandstorm. Upon attempting to return, they realize the portal is one-way and are trapped. The negativity from the civilians attracts a swarm of Ravagers to attack. ("Worthy") V8 13 00172.png
Arthur Watts remotely activates the bomb. Vine Zeki prevents the bomb from destroying Mantle, but is killed in the explosion. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00072.png
Penny Polendina is mortally wounded by Cinder Fall, and requests Jaune Arc to kill her to prevent her from obtaining the Maiden powers. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00110.png
Winter Schnee receives the Maiden powers from Penny. She uses it to defeat James Ironwood and head to the central location. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00130.png
Winter fights with Cinder using her newfound powers. However, Cinder targets both Jaune and Weiss Schnee with an attack. The resulting explosion causes Weiss to fall into the void. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00155.png
Winter attempts to seek vengeance, but is forced to leave after hearing Salem's return, allowing Cinder to escape with both Relics. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00167.png
Jaune is unable to escape the central location as it collapses, causing him to fall into the void. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00171.png
Winter engages in a battle against another horde of Grimm while protecting the evacuees. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00182.png
Salem obtains both the Relic of Knowledge and Relic of Creation. After praising Cinder for her work, the two fly away from Atlas. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00196.png
Atlas crashes into Mantle, destroying both cities and causing the breaking glaciers to submerge them underwater. ("The Final Word") V8 14 00199.png