The story begins with Jaune Arc coaxing Lie Ren into attending an exhibit by a company called Starhead Industrial Company with him in order to woo girls. During the exhibit, they run into Team RWBY, and a little girl who seems to be affiliated with SIC. The girl proceeds to pilot a mechanical elephant which Team RWBY is then forced to battle in order to rescue Jaune, who is trapped on it.
Eventually, the elephant is defeated and the girl comes out of its head. As Team RWBY is being thanked for their actions in taking down the machine, a security guard calls out the girl's name, Iona Rockshow, and scolds her. Jaune decides to get her out of that situation. Iona reveals that she is an official from Starhead Industrial Company and gives several tickets to an SIC resort to Jaune.
Ruby Rose was given tickets as well, for stopping the elephant, and she invites the rest of her team to the resort while Jaune does the same with his. Elsewhere, Roman Torchwick is escaping from a deal gone wrong. However, just as he is about to make his getaway in an aircraft, it gets shot down.
The next day the two teams travel to the island. Ruby ponders about how to manage her team, due to Weiss Schnee insisting on training for the Vytal Festival and Yang Xiao Long insisting on kicking back. Later on they meet Pyrrha Nikos at the ferry.
When the ferry arrives at the resort, Team RWBY notes the myriad of SIC animal-shaped drones working at the harbor.
- Ruby Rose
- Weiss Schnee
- Blake Belladonna
- Yang Xiao Long
- Jaune Arc
- Pyrrha Nikos
- Nora Valkyrie
- Lie Ren
- Roman Torchwick
- Shopkeep (Unconfirmed)
- Chapter 1: The Need for his/their trip
- Chapter 2: Working/Hanging out on the tropical island
- Chapter 3: Hunt down/Hunted down
- Chapter 4: Get into/out of the Cage
- Epilogue: At our own speed
- The swim toys that Team RWBY wield on the cover resemble their main weapons: Crescent Rose, Myrtenaster, Gambol Shroud, and Ember Celica.