Lightwood, officially the Lightwood Insitute, is an government organization set up by the High Penguin Confederacy in the late 18s in the Lightwood Estate to collect alien artifact and protect Antarctica from aliens. Aliens are described as humans mostly but also Walruses and immigrant species. Species that make regular migrations are excluded from the alien list but are kept a close eye on. Lightwood has five known cells called Lightwood A, Lightwood B, Lightwood C, Lightwood D and Lightwood Freezeland. Lightwood Freezeland is the only one left - A was destroyed in the Battle of Lightwood, B was destroyed in the Str00del Pancake Crisis, D was "lost" and C was shut down sometime before Khanzem.
The BoF then used them to help the Moose in Black to prevent universe hopping. They take interuniversal artifacts and store them in Lightwood A (Lightwood Freezeland after the Battle of Lightwood). The BOF can store in the Forth Wall if required. The Bureau of Entropy, the Bureau Of Fiction Wannabes, the Bureau of Secrets, the Bureau of Nonsense and any such forth wall breaking organizations often attempt to steal the artifacts.
During the 19th century, as the High Penguin Confederacy was starting to break down in power Humans started exploration of Antarctica. These Humans were (and still are to this day) unaware of the existence of "smart" penguins. Early Human expeditions were often failures, and the Humans usually froze to death before they could find areas inhabited by penguins.
A respectable, noble, lesser penguin named Edward Lightwood was the first to discover a deceased Human explorer and was instantly shocked by this strange creature. After some debating on whether to tell his local Shirrif, Edward decided to take matters into his own hands and stored, catalogued and preserved the dead Human's skeleton, equipment and weapons in his cellar. He recruited the servants of his house to notify him of new Human sightings, and swiftly traveled to a site, collected the evidence and brought it back to Lightwood Estate to be stored.
As soon as Mayor McFlapp's great-grandfather (who was Narrator of that time's Bureau of Fiction) caught wind of Edward's collection of human artifacts, he met with him at once. McFlapp's ancestor made a deal with Edward: Edward works for the Bureau and covers up any Human activity and in return McFlapp's ancestor makes sure Edward had good luck for the rest of his days. Edward accepted and became incredibly rich. Eventually, Lightwood Estate became the home base of the Lightwood Institute, which not only collected Human artifacts but also researched Humans thoroughly.
Lightwood had several branches.
- Lightwood C was located near the Shiverpool train station rift. Disabled by Captain John Hargreaves sometime before Khanzem.
Administration is officially by the PSA to public. However they're actually controlled by the Bureau of Fiction via the Moose in Black. There are also several "Directors" which oversee the branches. Eva Lovepenguin was the Director of Lightwood A before her conversion into a Cyberpenguin. Captain John Hargreaves is the director of Lightwood Freezeland. There is also a leader of the entire organization. Eva Lovepenguin was leader prior to the Battle of Lightwood. John was voted de facto leader. According to John someone called Aron is in charge of Lightwood B.
The title director hasn't always been used. A women called Ellie (in charge of Lightwood Freezeland) was only referred to as "leader".
Many believe that Aron is the director of Lightwood B.