“Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the United Nations. Tracking down alien life on Earth, arming the human race against the future. The twenty-first century is when everything changes, and Torchwood is ready.”
The Torchwood Institute (usually referred to simply as Torchwood) is a secret organization from Britain. Established by Queen Victoria in 1879, its prime purpose is to defend Britain against extraterrestrial threats, namely, the threats associated with visits from The Doctor.
The Torchwood Institute began, however, to use their findings to restore the British Empire to its former glory. To those ends, the organization acquires and reverse engineers alien technology by any means deemed necessary.
Established in 1882 the fourth branch of Torchwood was a covert British organization, in the United States, it was initially given the purpose of securing alien technology in the western hemisphere to 1) help defend the British Empire and 2) help re-secure the colonies for the British Empire.
Torchwood 4 lost all contact with the other branches around 1901 when the chapter moved from Virginia to Indiana. The move was because a time space disturbance was discovered in Indianapolis. An underground base was built around this disturbance to house the secret organization’s new headquarters. The construction went unnoticed due to being covered up as the construction of a Soldiers and Sailors’ monument.
The Torchwood Staff usually consists of;
A Commander: Heidi
A Security / Weapons Officer: Jackson
A Medical Officer: Troy
An Alien Technology Specialist: KC
An Office Manager / Resource Specialist: Renée