The Court of Owls is an ancient conspiracy that has controlled Gotham City for centuries. They are a violent cabal of some of Gotham City's oldest and wealthiest families who use murder and money to wield political influence throughout history. Their bases of operation are hidden in some of the city's oldest structures, existing beneath everyone's notice. Their legend is told only through whispers and a nursery rhyme that bears their name.
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Beware the Court of Owls, that watches all the time, ruling Gotham from a shadowed perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, speak not a whispered word of them, or they'll send The Talon for your head.

To carry out their interests, they employ a breed of highly-trained assassins known as Talons. The leader of the organization appear to be human and wear owl masks on their faces.

Pre-Knight of GothamEdit

Founded by an unknown person, the Court of Owls secretly took control of Gotham. They are one of the 3 Controlling Powers, the other two are the Mob and the Police. They kidnapped children from the Gotham City Orphanage to become Talons.

One Talon left the court, and was able to give a speech at a Football Game, talking about The Court of Owls. However, later that night, he was killed. To thier misforunte, while they remained secrective, and most beleived the Court to be legends, a nursery rhyme was born, which means not Everyone thought they were just legends.

Soon, one member of a rich family took over the Court, and for a while.... all was good for the Court. The Rich got Richer, the Poor got Poorer. Then, Batman came.

The Knight of GothamEdit

They send one of the Talons after Bruce Wayne.

Post-Knight of GothamEdit

After the defeat of the Owlman, the Court was frightened. While they tried to flee, the Police Department and Batman captured and arrested them. Thier bases were found and destroyed. Finnaly, after years of corruption and fear, the Court of Owls was finished.