The word "Ancient" is a term used to describe a species within the galaxy that has been around in their particular form for more than twenty thousand years. The use of the word for this purpose was created by the Kerrai, the oldest recorded species in the galaxy.
The term also describes a species that has also managed to overcome infighting and managed to keep their world in a prosperous state despite previous disasters.
Species that hold this title are both respected and hated, usually depending on the state of the judging species own worlds.
The "Ancients" include: