In the 14th century, the monarch Ra’s al Ghul sends his son—a dark knight of the Order of the Bat—on a genocidal mission to wipe out a roving band of peasants known as the Selenes. But the nomads are protected by a shape-shifter: a half-woman, half-feline whose attempts to thwart Ra’s al Ghul’s evil plan may be utterly undone by her feelings for the knight.
Part of the Elseworlds series. Timon, this worlds Batman, is emperor of Augustonia and is warring against the people of the House of Selene which is considered evil. Rä's al Ghül, called the Cat-Man which is the demon of the House of Selene but is killed by Timon. Later, Timon is ambushed by Highwaymen and his entire escort is slaughtered. He is rescued by a the Cat-woman who later reveals herself as Talia, daughter of Rä's al Ghül. She tries to convince Timon that her people are not evil and that the hatred against them is due to prejudice and fear. Death warrants against all Selenites have been posted by the emperor and even when Timon is convinced of the mistake, it's too late.