Ancients are demigod-like trees. They are some of the most important creatures in night-elf society. They resemble sapient trees, but their wisdom and insight are almost unparalleled. Many of them are thousands of years old. They assist their night-elf allies with guidance, education (particularly in the druidic arts), and protection — they are large and powerful, and are protectors of the forest.
They are large enough to carry night-elves, and some are so enormous that a few night-elves make their homes in them.
The wisps act in unison with the night-elves and serve to strengthen the demigod-like trees known as the Ancients.