Black mask is sitting behind his desk after yet another failed robbery again thwarted by batman his gang. He begins to reflect back before batman and how easy it was to run his criminal empire untouched above the law so much so that many actually worked
Then the bat came along and since then it has all been down hill. He starts taking out his men and ruining his busness he even has the police force acting against him. He realizes that it has only gotten worse since the bat has gathered strength in numbers.
He relizes that mabey its time to select an heir.