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My boss is interested in people with powerful Semblances. Like someone who can create mood bombs and trigger Grimm attacks.

The Crown was a group in Remnant formerly operating in the Kingdom of Vacuo. They acted as the main antagonists of RWBY: After the Fall and RWBY: Before the Dawn. Their goal consisted of restoring the collapsed Vacuan monarchy of the Kingdom by constructing an army of powerful Semblance wielders. It was led by twins Jax Asturias and Gillian Asturias.

The group had two designated headquarters; The Mirage and the Crown Bunker.

Mind-controlled members of The Crown, referred to as the Crownsmen, could be distinguished by their silver armbands on their right arms. The group's creed was "Fight for your Kingdom and Crown".



Years in the past, Gillian and Jax Asturias joined Shade Academy to become Huntsmen, forming Gillian's Team with Rosa Schwein and Argento Pocoron, before eventually deserting the Academy once Jax was expelled from it. From there, they set off to restore the Vacuan monarchy with the Asturias twins as a new king and queen under the belief they had the natural right to rule.


The Crown had two goals, the first was to restore Vacuo's monarchy by using rogue Huntsmen centered around Vacuo to secretly kidnap people with powerful Semblances to acquire an unstoppable army. To do so, the group made use of two hideouts: The Mirage and The Crown bunker. The Mirage would serve as a fight club hotspot so that they could identify new members to add to their ranks, and The Crown's bunker remained hidden away in which Gillian used her Semblance to build up a super-powered army.

Using this army, they would decimate any resistance in Vacuo, toppling Shade Academy as the ruling authority with the aims to place the Asturias twins as a new king and queen and restoring Vacuo to its former glory like that of 1,000 years ago. Jax alludes to the fact they could potentially later turn their eyes to the world beyond. The group looked down on using Dust because they saw it as one of the reasons that Vacuo lost many of it's valuable resources to the other Kingdoms.


Prior to the Fall of Beacon, The Crown amassed a vast collection of files on individuals whose Semblances are shown to carry immense potential. During this time, The Crown potentially infiltrated Beacon Academy in order to collected information on powerful students, amongst these including Team CFVY, as hypothesized by Bertilak Celadon. Sometime during this, they made contact with rogue Huntsmen Carmine Esclados, Bertilak Celadon, and Umber Gorgoneion to carry out covert operations for their goals, as well as using Green as an enforcer. The Crown made it a point to obtain the Mirage, and built its reputation as a mainstream fighting club in the Wastelands, where they'd scout out for new Semblances.

Sometime after Beacon's fall, The Crown assigned Carmine and Bertilak to escort and traffic Edward Caspian and August Caspian from the settlement of Sumire in Vale to an undisclosed location in Vacuo in order to obtain a Semblance that allowed the user to create massive mood bombs that would trigger Grimm attacks. Under the belief Edward Caspian was the user of this Semblance, Carmine and Bertilak set the guise that they'd be selling their service to provide Edward and his grandson, August Caspian, safe protection from the Grimm into Vacuo.

In order to maintain the disguise of noble Huntsmen, Carmine and Bertilak defended the settlers of Tuff from the Grimm, gaining the trust of their mayor, Slate. The group traveled to Schist, and then Gossan, collecting more and more people to defend, and as such more protection fees from the travelers.

Carmine and Bertilak met Team CFVY in the settlement of Feldspar, who had received a distress call from Gossan due to a Grimm invasion. After a Grimm attack in Feldspar, Carmine and Bertilak helped CFVY lead the settlers to safety without any casualties, and agreed to take them to safety in Coquina.

In the desert, a sandstorm separates CFVY and Feldspar's travelers from Carmine, Bertilak, Velvet Scarlatina and the Caspians, who were ahead of the former group. The group reaches a rendezvous with Carmine, and find that Edward and Bertilak had gotten lost. In reality, Carmine had used her Semblance to create a cover for Bertilak to take Edward to their objective. Under suspicions, Fox Alistair looks for and finds Bertilak trying to smuggle Ed, the former being enraged that he and Carmine were deceived and their true target was supposed to be Gus. Fox and Ed battle Bertilak, who threatens them with his master's plans before being defeated.

Meanwhile, after CFVY encounters a Blind Worm, the group realizes Carmine and Gus had vanished with a dust devil after Fox and Ed arrive with Bertilak's body. The Huntsmen-in-training catch up to and defeat Carmine alongside Ed with immense difficulty, rescuing Gus from the trafficker. The Blind Worm returns but is defeated by Team SSSN, who helps escort Carmine and Bertilak to jail in Coquina.

Months later, Carmine and Bertilak quickly escape their confinements and escaped into the City of Vacuo. Carmine puts the blame on her partner, and Bertilak is punished by Gillian. Team CFVY begins to search for The Crown and their associates illegally in the city without permission from Shade Academy, whilst Shade's professor Xanthe Rumpole conducts an investigation of her own. During this time, The Crown had been acquiring new members through the use of its club, the Mirage, in which it would pit power fighters against one another to choose. Rumpole came across and fought Carmine, who defeated her and allowed Jax to put Rumpole under mind control. From there, the group instructed Rumpole to delay Shade and get them off their scent as long as possible.

Teams SSSN and CFVY began to investigate The Crown, finding their club and eventually discovering where Umber Gorgoneion's loyalties lied, and broke Rumpole free of her mind control. Sun Wukong and Velvet were temporarily put under mind control themselves, though they freed by Yatsuhashi Daichi. During this, Carmine attacked and incapacitated Yatsuhashi, also allowing him to be put under Jax's Semblance.

Meanwhile, a separate group went into the organization's secret bunker, finding out about their plot to use Gillian Asturias' Semblance to create an army to march down to Shade. At The Crown's bunker, Jax uses his Semblance to mind control Yatsuhashi, and announces that with the rest of the world blind, it was the group's time to strike. Despite protests from his sister and teammate, Jax uses his Semblance to force the group to obey.

Velvet Scarlatina, Sun Wukong, and Octavia Ember enter the secret bunker once more, finding the hideout mostly empty. They find and aid the Aura vessels escape, including Bertilak who had been placed there, and battle Carmine and Gillian. During the fight, Carmine flees, and Gillian escapes to meet with the rest of the group at Shade. Bertilak leaves to hunt down Carmine in order to make her pay for betraying him, and the Huntsmen use a nearby CCT tower to deliver a message to Vacuo.

Meanwhile, The Crown marches into Vacuo and attacks Shade Academy head on. During this, they discover that the Grimm are also attracted to Aura, especially powerful Aura, which in turn makes the monsters primarily attack the Crownsmen. At this moment, Sun and Velvet's message comes through, in which they plead for the aid of the citizens, who then help fight the Crownsmen. Finally escaping his mind control, Yatsuhashi uses his Semblance to lobotomize Jax with the aid of a defeated Gillian, and The Crown is stopped. All loyal members of The Crown at Shade are arrested, and the brainwashed Crownsmen were allowed to return back to their normal lives.





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  • The name of the organization alludes to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill, particularly the line "Jack fell down and broke his Crown," in reference to the Asturias' allusion to the titular characters.
    • The line "Jack fell down and broke his Crown" could reference to how Jax, who alludes to Jack, was lobotomized and how the Crown was defeated.