This chapter is the first part of an original story, set between Volumes 1 and 2 of the main series.
Outside of Vale, Roman Torchwick and a White Fang soldier search for a way to enter Mountain Glenn. They eventually manage to find an emergency exit that connects to the subway system. After entering the tunnels, Torchwick and the White Fang encounter an unknown tentacled Grimm, which escapes above ground after they shoot at it.
Meanwhile, Team JNPR have departed early on a mission due to Jaune Arc being eager to complete it on their own, allegedly to impress Weiss Schnee. Following behind them is Team RWBY, who left later due to Ruby Rose oversleeping. Glynda Goodwitch briefs Team RWBY on their mission.
- The White Fang goons appear to wear a similar outfit to the earlier design from Volume 1 rather than Volume 2.
- Pyrrha mentions that Ren defeated a King Taijitu during the Beacon Academy Initiation in "The Emerald Forest".
- Team RWBY's outfits appear to be different compared to other chapters.