House Wayne, lords of the coastal city of Gotham, have long stood as the city's benefactors. Even under its previous, Lordship of the Cobblepot's. Who's squandering and short-sighted selfishness, turned the city into a haven for crime and corruption. The Wayne's strived to return the crime riddled city returned to its former glory always. It was this dedication that eventual led Solomon Wayne to be the first of his family to be appointed Lord of Gothem. For three generations after the Waynes rule was renowned for its just and fair rule of the city, angering the crime bosses who had flourished under Cobblepot rule and who desbite there efforts remained powerful.
Numerous attempts on the family's life's where made over the years. Till one attempt tragically succeeded with Lord Thomas and Lady Martha deaths, during a festival play, in-front of their only son, the eight year Bruce. The young Wayne only surviving thanks to the intervention of Guardsmen Gordon, a loyal swordsmen of the Wayne's. With there Lords dead, the nobles expected the Bruce to take Lordship of the city. However the boy had been scarred by there deaths in a way that no one could know. He left the City in the hands of House Pennyworth the Wayne family wards, after a few years, and travelled the world training his mind and body in any why he could until he mastered them all. Finally returning after seven years, many expected the Pennyworth's retain control. But the head of the House: Alfred had come to care for the tormented child as a son after his parents death, and relinquished power to its rightful heir.
Ever since that day Lord Bruce has waged a crusade against crime, to never allow a child to suffer the pain he endured, leading the charge from the front. Donning weapons and armour, modelled after his family sigil.
From that day forward he has become Vengeance incarnate, truly he has become the Night, he is, the Batman.