The Institute are an enigma to most in the Wasteland – are they the synthetic future of humankind, or robotic bogeymen waiting to replace you when you sleep? Few ever find out the true nature of this shadowy organisation, and fewer still live to tell the tale.
What is known is that the Institute utilise the highest levels of technology to achieve their aims, and even have the power to emulate humans exactly. With stiletto sharp precision they infiltrate and eradicate high value targets. With force of numbers they can overwhelm strongpoints with waves of Gen 1 synths. They are the everywhere and nowhere, and paranoia follows in their wake.