LAST 7 POSTS:
I struggled heavily with the first four episodes of this volume, but the audio's been much better since the fifth episode.
So, um.. You're not dropping the show Mila ?
For a start, Ironwood's guards are not native to this part of the world. They're visitors. So they're superseding local authorities here. That's the first interesting point.
The second interesting point is that given the public access during the day, it is theoretically much easier to blend in and be unnoticed than to wait for night and infiltrate a completely empty building. Especially one that's empty of everything except guards. It's like Ironwood felt that unrestricted access by day was no threat, yet completely restricted access by night was a huge threat. That doesn't make sense.
Then again, perhaps I'm being swayed by real life crime statistics that show breaking-and-entering crimes are much more likely to occur at 2pm than during the night.
The point, to me, is that there wasn't anything particularly interesting about the CCT until after Ironwood arrived in Vale - in Chapter 2, RWBY went investigating after 4pm (last class ended then), and the tower was still teaming with unrestricted public access, no military in sight (in fact, if my theory about the lift symbols being world clocks for the four kingdoms are correct, then it was after 8pm when Weiss visited the tower); it was also dark when Weiss left the tower (because Blake and Sun called for help after darkness had fallen). Yet it's now locked down so completely, there are even guards outside the building that have to be dealt with for someone to get close to just the front door, never mind actually walking through the vestibule unchallenged.
That it's not Vale's authorities controlling that building but Ironwood's men, visitors from another kingdom, tells me there is something specific - and sensitive - to Ironwood's activities going on in that building. He's in Vale much earlier than other headmasters precisely because he had military reasons for arriving early (that was mentioned during his meeting with Ozpin in Chapter 2). And those reasons have something to do with whatever it is he, Ozpin and Qrow have been in communication about.
I have no doubt that Cinder targeted the communication's building for the reason Ironwood's got it locked down, but it doesn't seem normal to me for a public-access communication tower to be locked down at night by authorities, never mind those authorities being non-native military instead of local law enforcement.
That tower is not being guarded, it's being occupied.
Yes, but the gathering wasn't the target. The only soldiers at the gathering were
partying withpolicing Penny. If anything, it was being used as convenient cover - since they knew everyone would be at the party, they installed eyes in the place to monitor anyone that may have left so that the infiltration could go ahead.
And while it was clear Cinder didn't want to be caught in the act, what she did was just as clearly designed to be spotted. She left a trail of defeated (but not dead) soldiers, didn't particularly hide the soldier she dumped outside the building, and that image on the monitors was practically a 'calling card'.
A communications tower is designed for communicating. It has wi-fi access, which she clearly needed (given her 'that's handy' comment upon taking the already wi-fi connected device off the soldiers in the lift), so the chances are that she was either transmitting something, receiving something, or both. On the surface, it seems like Ironwood has effectively been targeted since it was his military occupying the building (indicated he had a vested interest in the building at the time) but given that he's in cahoots with Ozpin about something, that occupation is going to have something to do with Ozpin as well.
Given the Beacon wi-fi access, and Episode 8's map showing Beacon as one of several designated target locations, this could be related to Beacon in some way. Given the noise Cinder left behind (that it's clearly meant to be discovered and the culprit 'Queen' identified), it could also be a decoy, designed to distract both Ironwood and Ozpin to allow Cinder to make her next move.
I'm slightly taller then Mercury
It's not that Neo is short, it's that most of the characters are ridiculously tall. How can Glynda only be an inch shorter than Ozpin, with Ozpin and Ironwood being the same height, when in Chapter 3, Ironwood was clearly taller than Ozpin and both men more than just a single inch taller than Glynda (Ozpin and Glynda's relative heights can change drastically from episode to episode anyway).
For some reason, humans in this world are taller than real life humans. I can roll with that, but I don't really see the point.
Then again, I'm the same height as Neo, so I probably wouldn't see the point.
I don't see what is so weird about having guards patrol a communication tower at night. More than likely Ironwood and/or Ozpin were expecting Cinder or someone else to attempt something that night. After all, it is not often that most of the higher ranking hunters/huntresses are gathered in one spot for a set period of time.
Yeah, it must suck having to pretend that you don't know anyone in order to keep the safe in some way.
The twins were kind of inspired by Ruby and Weiss.
EDIT: Source: https://twitter.com/...4466944/photo/1
https://twitter.com/...632936524611584 Mounty created the twins because a friend wanted twins for cosplay.
Edited by Ren-san, 25 October 2015 - 08:43 AM.