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Appearance: The Ferengi are typically between 1.6 and 1.7 meters tall.
    Their most distinctive feature, at least for the males,  is a set of very pronounced ears.  The Ferengi's
    ears have small fine hairs in them, and the ear's of older Ferengis (like Zek's) have quite lengthy hairs,
    which are often styled with a small comb.

    Ferengi brains are structurally similar to those of the Dopterians.
                                                               "The Forsaken" [DS9]
    Their brains have an unusual four-lobed design, making Ferengi minds unreadable by Betazoid telepathic
        methods.                                        "Menage a Troi" [TNG]; "The Loss" [TNG]
    Their ears are among the most sensitive of any known species, as well as being one of the major Ferengi
        erogenous zones.  Fondling the lobes is known as oo-mox and is quite pleasurable.
    tooth sharpener - A Ferengi grooming implement. Rom had a latinum one as a child; Quark complained
        that all he had had was a cheap wooden chewstick.
                                                               "Family Business" [DS9]
        Worf bought Nog's when Nog sold his boyhood possessions; it was found among the loot of a
        Dopterian thief whom Worf caught.
                                                               "Little Green Men" [DS9], "Bar Association" [DS9]

[ Rites of Passage ][ Mating ][ Religion ][ Rules of Acquisition ]

Food and Drink:
Black Hole -
Flaked Blood Fleas -
Gree-worms -
Jellied Gree-worms -
Lokar beans -
Slug steaks -
Starduster -
Tube Grubs - Ferengi delicacy, worms eaten while the creatures are still alive.     "The Nagus" [DS9]

Entertainment & Games:
Tongo - A game popular with Ferengis. It looks like a cross between poker, mah-jongg, and craps; the
    players, each holding a hand of cards, toss their bets into a gold bowl which is spun on a wheel. On
    their turns, each player has the option to confront, evade, acquire, or retreat. Dax started playing as
    Curzon but claimed she played better as Jadzia.  She told Deral that the key is to confront when
    one is sure one is in a better position than the other players. If your cards match the dice roll, you
    win.                                                  "Meridian" [DS9]
    A "full consortium" is an excellent hand, but a "total monopoly" is the best.
                                                             "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9], "Playing God" [DS9], "Facets" [DS9],
                                                             "Business As Usual" [DS9], "Change of Heart" [DS9]
Golden Masters Division - Presumably the top division in the annual global Tongo championships on
    Ferenginar. Zek won for the 27th year in a row, thanks to tips passed to him by Ishka, which was
    how they met.                                 "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]

Arts & Crafts:
Ferengi rain slippers - The accountant of the secretary of the agricultural consortium on Balancar bought
    some during the supposed "drought" on his planet.
                                                             "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]

Greeting Customs:
Upon entering a Ferengi home - Host: "Welcome to our home.  Please leave your imprint on the legal
    waivers, and deposit your admission fee in the box by the door."  He then places his hands together
    at the wrist (hands apart) and says "Remember, my house is my house."  The guests respond, "As
    are its contents."

Rites of Passage:
Age of Ascenscion - The age at which a Ferengi attains legal adulthood.
                                                           "Family Business" [DS9]
Attainment Ceremony - Rite held when a young male reaches the Age of Ascenscion, or "adulthood".
    Nog had his in 2371.  According to the Ferengi bylaws, Section 105, subparagraph 10: Upon reaching
    adulthood, Ferengi males must purchase an apprenticeship from a suitable role model. Nog chose Sisko.
                                                           "Heart of Stone" [DS9]
Naming Day - This seems to be the Ferengi equivalent of a bar mitzvah.  It may be the same as an
    Attainment Ceremony, or connected to it in some way.
                                                            "Rivals" [DS9]

The Ferengi are sexist in the extreme, and do not allow their females the honor of clothing, although
    Ferengi males often find females from other cultures and races very attractive.
                                                           "The Last Outpost" [DS9]
Oomox - Ferengi sexual foreplay, involving a massage and/or stroking of the ears, especially the lobes.
    A Ferengi's ears are considered one of their most erogenous zones.
                                                           "Q-Less" [DS9], "Prophet Motive" [DS9], etc.
    According to the book "Oomox for Fun and Profit" there are various techniques for performing
    oomox such as the:  Auditory Nerve Nibble, Eustachion Tube Rub, and the Tympanic Tickle.
                                                            "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Hammer - A symbol of sexual prowess in Ferengi culture.
                                                            "Birthright, part 1" [TNG]

Death Rituals - Rituals associated with the treatment of the body of a deceased Ferengi.  Autopsy is
    strictly prohibited according to the rituals.
                                                              "Suspicions" [TNG]
Ferengi Seal of Dismemberment - A label on the disks that contain remains of Ferengi dead. It is
    supposed to be like a letter of authenticity.  However, it was on the disks Quark was selling that
    purportedly contained pieces of Plegg, who was actually still alive.
                                                               "The Alternate" [DS9]
Ferengi Futures Exchange - Quark offered his vacuum-desiccated remains there for bidding.
                                                              "Body Parts" [DS9]

"Heaven and Hell"  - The Ferengi concept of heaven is called the Divine Treasury, a place made of
    pure latinum, with a  Blessed Exchequer and Celestial Auctioneers, where deceased souls bid for a
    new life.   Their "hell" is known as the Vault of Eternal Destitution.
                                                               "Little Green Men" [DS9]
Registrar - He greets Ferengi at the gates of the Divine Treasury, and if they are worthy, he accepts
    their bribe and ushers them inside.       "Body Parts" [DS9]
Great Material Continuum  - In Ferengi belief, the force that binds the universe together. As Nog
    explained it, there are millions of worlds in the universe, each one with too much of one thing and
    not enough of another. The Continuum is like a river flowing through them "from have to want and
    back again".                                          "Treachery, Faith and the Great River" [DS9]

 [ Buildings and Structures ][ Political Titles ][ Ruling Bodies ][ Laws ]
Government Buildings and Structures:
Chamber of Opportunity - The room in the Tower of Commerce, up 40 flights of stairs, where the
    Grand Nagus holds audience and conducts business.
                                                            "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Tower of Commerce - The tallest building in the Ferengi Alliance, overlooking the Great Marketplace,
    where the Grand Nagus conducts business and meets with petitioners in the Chamber of Opportunity,
    which is up 40 flights of stairs.  Criminals and other people who annoy the Alliance are thrown
    off its spire (or threatened with such).
                                                           "Prophet Motive" [DS9], "Bar Association" [DS9], "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9],
                                                           "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Sacred Marketplace - On Ferenginar. Zek was going to announce his new Rules of Acquisition from
    its Grand Steps.                              "Prophet Motive" [DS9]
    Quark referred to it as the Great Marketplace when he said he had made a pilgrimage there while on
    Ferenginar.                                       "Body Parts" [DS9]

Political Titles:
Grand Nagus - Title of the closest thing the Ferengi have to a ruler, who ultimately controls all
    Ferengi commerce. His badge of office is a staff topped with a gold Ferengi head.
                                                               "The Nagus" [DS9]
Grand Proxy - The official messenger of the Grand Nagus. He carries a staff that resembles that of
    the Grand Nagus.                                "False Profits" [VOY]
First Clerk  - The title of the Grand Nagus' personal financial assistant. Zek briefly made Quark First Clerk.
                                                               "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
Sub-nagus - A Ferengi in charge of Ferengi commerce in one district. Quark worked for a district sub-nagus.
                                                                "Playing God" [DS9]
Daimon - Title given to Ferengi leaders, approximately equivalent to the rank of a Starfleet captain.
                                                                "The Last Outpost" [TNG]

Ruling bodies:
Ferengi Alliance - The sphere of influence controlled by the Ferengi. It took the Ferengi 10,000 years
    to establish it.                                 "Little Green Men" [DS9]
Congress of Economic Advisors - According to Zek's reforms, all regulations proposed by the Grand
    Nagus have to be approved by them before becoming law.
                                                            "The Dogs of War" [DS9]
Ferengi Commerce Authority - Abbreviated FCA, the body that enforces law within the Ferengi Alliance,
    and has the power to choose and confirm a Grand Nagus. It has 432 commissioners.
                                                            "Family Business" [DS9], "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
FCA Board of Liquidators - They questioned Zek after the Ferengi stock market took a steep dive. Zek
    was able to convince them of his competence.
                                                             "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
Ferengi Futures Exchange - Quark offered his vacuum-desiccated remains there for bidding.
                                                              "Body Parts" [DS9]
Ferengi Gaming Commission - They were allowed to take over all Bolian gambling emporiums.
                                                              "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]

Ferengi Code - A set of ethical guidelines governing behavior by Ferengi citizens. Among its provisions
    is a clause requiring the lives of subordinates be offered in payment for dishonorable deeds.
                                                                "The Last Outpost" [TNG]
Ferengi Salvage Code - One of several Ferengi codes. The Salvage Code States that anything found
    abandoned is open to claim by those who find it.
                                                                "Rascals" [TNG]
Ferengi Labor Contract standard provisions -
    Paragraph 76, Subsection 3: Employees are strictly prohibited from leaving the work environment
    during business hours unless ordered to do so by their employer. Any failure to comply with this
    provision will result in severe fines and possible dismissal.
    The "generous" employee compensation package includes: No sick days, no vacations, no paid overtime.

"Thought maker" devices are illegal.            "The Battle" [TNG]
Ferengi bylaws  - Section 105, subparagraph 10: Upon reaching adulthood, Ferengi males must purchase
    an apprenticeship from a suitable role model.
                                                                "Heart of Stone" [DS9]
Ferengi Bill of Opportunities - The document outlining the rights of Ferengi citizens. Zek amended it
    to give Ferengi females the right to wear clothing, which led to planetary chaos and Zek's removal
    from office.                                        "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Ferengi trade bylaws - Subsection 1027, paragraph 3: Improper supervision of a family member.  You
    have three days to get the offending family member to confess, make restitution, and name their
    accomplices.  If you don't, the family member is placed in indentured servitude and you must pay
    restitution.  Brunt served a Writ of Accountability on Quark for violation of this law; specifically
    for Ishka's crime of making a profit.
                                                              "Family Business" [DS9]

Rules of Acquisition:
    There were 173 in existance as of 2151.  "Acquisiton" [ENT]
    In the 24th century the number reached 285.  "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
    Ferengi children are expected to memorize these pearls of wisdom and repeat them on command.
                                                                    "The Nagus" [DS9]
    According to Arridor in there is a version of the Rules of Acquisition, unabridged and fully annotated with all 47
    commentaries, all 900 major and minor judgments and all 10,000 considered opinions.
                                                                    "False Profits" [VOY]

    The most important [unnumbered]: "A man is only worth the sum of his possessions".  "Acquisition" [ENT]
Number Rule Source
1 Once you have their money, you never give it back.
Zek rewrote this rule as "If they want their money back...  Give it to them."
"The Nagus" [DS9],
"Heart of Stone" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
2 The best deal is the one that makes the most profit.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "never"
"The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" [novel],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
3 Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "keep"
"The Maquis, part 2" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
4 A woman wearing clothes is like a man in the kitchen.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "profit"
"The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" [novel],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
6 Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity / profit
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "a"
"The Nagus" [DS9],
"Acquisition" [ENT],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
7 Keep your ears open.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "good"
"In the Hands of the Prophets" [DS9],
"The Siege of AR-558" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
8 Small print leads to large risk.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "smile"
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
9 Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.
In Zek's revised rules this one started with the word "honesty"
"The Storyteller" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
10 Greed is eternal.
Zek revised this rule to "Greed is dead"
"False Profits" [VOY],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
11 Even if it's free, you can always buy it cheaper. "The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" [novel]
12 Anything worth selling is worth selling twice. "The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" [novel]
13 Anything worth doing is worth doing for money. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
16 A deal is a deal (...until a better one comes along). "Melora" [DS9]
17 A contract is a contract is a contract--but only between Ferengi. "Body Parts" [DS9]
18 A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all. "Heart of Stone" [DS9];
"Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
19 Satisfaction is not guaranteed. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
"Meridian" [DS9]
21 Never place friendship above profit.
Zek rewrote this as "Never place profit before friendship"
"Rules of Acquisition" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
22 A wise man can hear profit in the wind. "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
23 Nothing is more important than your health,
except for your money
"Acquisition" [ENT]
24 Zek rewrote this rule as "Latinum tarnishes, but family is forever." "Prophet Motive" [DS9]
27 There is nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
28 Whisper your way to success.
Zek rewrote this rule as "Money can never replace dignity."
"Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
31 Never make fun of  a Ferengi's mother...
(Insult something he cares about, instead.)
"The Siege" [DS9],
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
33 It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
(It's never too early to suck up to the boss.)
"Rules of Acquisition" [DS9],
"The Dogs of War" [DS9]
34 War is good for business. "Destiny" [DS9]
35 Peace is good for business.
(Peace is good for trade... unless you happen to be an arms merchant!)
"Destiny" [DS9]
"The Perfect Mate"[TNG]
40 She can touch your lobes, but never your latinum. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
41 Profit is its own reward.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
44 Never confuse wisdom with luck. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
45 Expand or die.  (see also rule #95) "Acquisition" [ENT]
47 Never trust anyone whose suit is nicer than your own. "Rivals" [DS9]
48 The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife. "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
52 Never ask when you can take.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
57 Good customers are as rare as latinum. 
   Treasure them.
"Armageddon Game" [DS9]
58 There is no substitute for success.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
59 Free advice is seldom cheap. "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
60 Keep your lies consistent. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
62 The riskier the road, the greater the profit "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9],
"Little Green Men" [DS9]
65 Win or lose, there's always Hupyrian beetle snuff. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
74 Knowledge equals profit. "Inside Man" [VOY]
75 Home is where the heart is, 
  but the stars are made of latinum.
"Civil Defense" [DS9]
76 Every once in a while, declare peace. 
  It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
"The Homecoming" [DS9]
79 Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
82 The flimsier the product, the higher the price. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
85 Never let the competition know what you're thinking. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
89 Ask not what your profits can do for you,
  but what you can do for your profits.
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
94 Females and finances don't mix. "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
95 Expand or die. "False Profits" [VOY]
97 Enough... is never enough.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
98 Every man has his price. "In the Pale Moonlight" [DS9]
99 Trust is the biggest liability of all. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
102 Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever. "The Jem'Hadar" [DS9]
103 Sleep can interfere with...(opportunity?) "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
104 Faith moves mountains... of inventory.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
106 There is no honor in poverty.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
109 Dignity and an empty sack is worth a sack. "Rivals" [DS9]
111 Treat people in your debt like family.
   Exploit them.
"Past Tense, part 1" [DS9]
112 Never have sex with the boss's sister "Playing God" [DS9]
113 Always have sex with the boss.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
121 Everything is for sale, even friendship.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
123 Even a blind man can recognize the glow of
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
125 You can't make a deal if you're dead.  "The Siege of AR-558" [DS9]
139 Wives serve, brothers inherit. "Necessary Evil" [DS9]
141 Only fools pay retail.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
142 Only fools sell wholesale.  unofficial
144 There's nothing wrong with charity... as long as it
         winds up in your pocket. 
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
162 Even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
168 Whisper your way to success.  "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" [DS9]
177 Know your enemies... but do business with them
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
181 Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
189 Let others keep their reputation. You keep their
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
190 Hear all, trust nothing. "Call to Arms" [DS9]
192 Never cheat a Klingon... unless you can get away
         with it. 
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
194 It's always good buisness to know about your customers before they walk in your door. "Whispers" [DS9]
202 The justification for profit is profit.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
203 New customers are like razor-toothed gree worms.
They can be succulent, but sometimes they bite back
"Little Green Men" [DS9]
208 Sometimes, the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer. "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
211 Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success.
Don't hesitate to step on them.
"Bar Association" [DS9]
214 Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach. "The Maquis, part 1" [DS9]
217 You can't free a fish from water. "Past Tense, part 1" [DS9]
218 Always know what you're buying. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
223 Beware the man who doesn't make time for
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
229 Latinum lasts longer than lust. "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
236 You can't buy fate. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
239 Never be afraid to mislabel a product. "Body Parts" [DS9]
242 More is good. All is better.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
255 A wife is a luxury... a smart accountant a necessity. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
261 A wealthy man can afford anything except a
"Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
263 Never allow doubt to tarnish your lust for latinum. "Bar Association" [DS9]
266 When in doubt, lie.  "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
284 Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi. "Legends of the Ferengi" [novel]
285 No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Zek rewrote this as "A good deed is its own reward"
"The Collaborator" [DS9],
"Prophet Motive" [DS9]
286 When Morn leaves, it's all over. 
(This rule doesn't really exist, Quark made it up.)
"The House of Quark" [DS9]
299 After you've exploited someone, it never hurts to thank them. That way, it's easier to exploit them next time. "False Profits" [VOY]
unofficial Exploitation begins at home.  "False Profits" [VOY]
unofficial Time, like latinum, is a highly limited commodity. "The Bar Association" [DS9]
unofficial Always inspect the merchandise before making a deal. "The Abandoned" (DS9)
unofficial Money is money, but women are better. "Life Support" [DS9]

The Five Stages of Acquisition are not Rules, but rather an observation, and comprise the emotional
    evolution associated with new purchases. Kim explains to Torres that, according to the Ferengi,
    the Five Stages of Acquisition are:

    #1: Infatuation,
    #2: Justification,
    #3: Appropriation,
    #4: Obsession,
    #5: Resale.

    Harry Kim believed Tom Paris was experiencing the same progression with his new hobby, namely
    the secondhand ship he purchased to restore.
                                                              "Alice" [VOY]

The Ferengi written language is based on a branching flow chart, using lots of 60-degree angles.

"B'Zal" - Ferengi signal code which uses alternating series of light and dark to transmit simple text messages.
    Bok used a form of this to send a message to the Enterprise-D in 2370.
                                                            "Bloodlines" [TNG]

"galcor" - Ferengi soap, apparently. When Rom blasphemously said that money wasn't everything,
    Quark told him if their father were alive he'd wash Rom's mouth out with it.
                                                           "The House of Quark" [DS9]

"glebbening" - One of the 178 Ferengi words for rain. After the New Essentialists deactivated Risa's
    weather grid, Quark described the weather as "glebbening", which apparently indicates an especially
    severe rainstorm.                            "Let He Who is Without Sin..." [DS9]

Dialog from "Acquisition" [ENT] -
Kora noosa?
ohl cucht ---.
Irr ghales.  Nohm ---.
NanDi.  Vaneeday.
Lir rrel ---.
Tenda sout bazul, Ningor.
Gard-dzy latinum sou-tah!
Ehj saf-uz.
Konah ---.
Orink ---.  (Spots T'pol)
Oooh... Senpa tah0moy.  Lorala.
Ulis tenda vool ---.
Sop moepree.
La-voy Daemon.
Letra deema mirra!  Mirra!
Guzah --- ---.
Ehj ocuuz ---.
Lam-rouvah ---.
Ingala habi.  (He's injected.)
Ingala --- ---.
Duk habi ---.
Bok, megoron duk what I'm saying?

10,000 yrs. ago - Ferengi society starts along the path to the extremist capitalism. Gint, the first Grand
    Nagus, codifies the Rules of Acquisition.
                                                              "Bar Association [DS9]; "Body Parts [DS9]

1947 - Three Ferengi, namely Quark, his brother Rom, and Rom's son Nog crash land on Earth in Roswell,
    New Mexico and are captured by operatives of the United States Army..  Their visit gave rise to what
    history calls The Roswell Incident. This was mankind's first encounter with the Ferengi.
                                                            "Little Green Men" [DS9]

2151 - A group of Ferengi visited the planet Valakis.  T'Pol is unfamiliar with the race.
                                                               "Dear Doctor" [ENT]
    A group of Ferengi, likely the same ones that visited Valakis, were encountered by the Enterprise
    when they raided the Starfleet ship.  They set an artifact on a moon that was picked up by the
    Enterprise, and used to release a knockout gas on the ship.  Their raid was unsuccessful as they
    didn't account for Trip being in decon and thus was unaffected when the gas was released.  He, Archer,
    and T'Pol were able to stop them and regain the ship.
                                                               "Acquisition" [ENT]

Battle of Prexnak - Considered the most important battle in Ferengi history, in which ten Ferengi stood
    alone against 273 Lytasians. The Ferengi were all slaughtered.
                                                          "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]

Battle of Maxia -                                "The Battle" [TNG]

Great Monetary Collapse  - An economic disaster on Ferenginar sometime between 2351 and 2363.
    Quark was serving as head cook on a freighter at the time.
                                                            "Homefront" [DS9]

2355:  The Battle of Maxia  -  The U.S.S. Stargazer, a Federattion starship under the command of
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard traveling at warp 2 through the Maxia Zeta star system is suddenly and
    unexpectedly attacked by an unidentified starship.  The ship must have been lying in a deep moon
    crater nearby.  It's first close-range attack damaged the Stargazer's shields and in the confusion they
    hit the Stargazer a second time.  As the attacker turned to make a third pass at them, Picard managed
    to save his crew by employing what will later be known as "the Picard Maneuver".  The Stargazer
    was abandoned and the crew limped through space in shuttlecraft for weeks before rescue.  The
    attacker was finally identified as a Ferengi who was on his first voyage as Daimon, when in 2364
    the captain's father, Daimon Bok, sought revenge for the loss of his son.
                                                             "The Battle" [TNG]

2364:  Ferengi operatives steal an energy converter from an unmanned outpost. The U.S.S. Enterprise-D
    under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard pursues them to planet Delphi Ardu.  Picard says "it
    will be Starfleet's first look at a life form...which discounting rumor, we know almost nothing about."
    Prior to this "first contact" it seems they were complete mystery to the Federation since when Picard
    asked Data if there was any "hard information on them in any file." Data replied that there was nothing
    except "hearsay and third-hand reports, most of which conflict."  Data describes the Ferengi, according
    to rumors that do not conflict, as traders. According to Data, modern scholars compare them to the
    Yankee Traders of the 18th and 19th century in America.  When he thought his ship had been caught,
    Ferengi DaiMon Taar more or less surrenders to the Enterprise and offers to return the energy converter
    as well as the life of his second officer.  But when his probe reveals that the planet has caught both
    ships, he becomes convinced of the hew-man's trickery.  Although the Ferengi were a mystery to the
    Federation, the Federation was known of by the Ferengi since during the encounter with Portal of the
    Tkon Empire, Letek says that humans "selfishly withhold vital technology from backward worlds."
                                                             "The Last Outpost" [TNG]

2365: Two Ferengi try to break into Fort Knox. Fort Knox is a museum. By this century gold has no value.
                                                            "Dark Frontier" [VOY]; "Who Mourns for Morn" [DS9]

2366: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D hosts negotiations for use of the Barzan wormhole, during which
    two Ferengi, Kol and Arridor, disappear, lost in the Delta Quadrant as a result of the wormhole
    which is found to be partially unstable.
                                                            "The Price" [TNG]

Ferengi Benevolent Association - A charity started by Zek after he was altered by the Prophets. He
    made Rom senior administrator and Quark co-chairman. Its sector headquarters are on DS9. After
    Zek was changed back, he instructed Quark to say he has no idea where the money went.
                                                            "Prophet Motive" [DS9]

2373: USS Voyager find Kol and Arridor masquerading as the Holy Sages of the Takarian pre-warp
    civilisation. Due to plans that go awry, Kol and Arridor re-enter the Barzan wormhole, but it is not
    known if they arrive back in the Alpha Quadrant.
                                                            "False Profits" [VOY]

Three Ferengi attempt to steal the Borg nanoprobes contained within Seven's body.
                                                             "Inside Man" [VOY]

Pirate Ship (2151):
Ulis' ship -  The Ferengi ship seems to have a single main chamber, with control area forward, cargo bay
    midships with a portside airlock chamber, then an aft T-junction.  It's mated to Ent's airlock chamber
    and anteroom.                                    "Acquisition" [ENT]

B'rel Class (Klingon Bird of Prey):
Unnamed B'rel Class -  Renegade Ferengi ship captained by DaiMon Lurin.  Captured by USS
    Enterprise-D.                                      "Rascals" [TNG]

D'Kora Class Marauder:
Starship type used by the Ferengi Alliance. Sophisticated vessels, some Marauders
D'Kora class ship     were equipped with the ability to fire a powerful plasma
    energy burst, capable of disabling a Galaxy-class
    starship. First encounter with the Federation was
    in 2364 near planet Gamma Tauri IV.
                             "The Last Outpost" [TNG]
Unnamed D'Kora Class  -  This ship was designated as a D'Kora-class Marauder, with a crew of 450.
                                                                "Force of Nature" [TNG]
Krayton  -  DaiMon Tog.                       "Menage A Troi" [TNG]
Kreechta  -  DaiMon Bractor.                 "Peak Performance" [TNG]
Unnamed D'Kora Class  -  DaiMon Taar.
                                                                "The Last Outpost" [TNG]
Unnamed D'Kora Class  -  DaiMon Bok.
                                                                "The Battle" [TNG]
Unnamed D'Kora Class  -  DaiMon Nunk.
                                                                "Inside Man" [VOY]

  Ferengi Pod:
Quark's Treasure  -  "Captain" Quark
          Crash landed near Roswell, New Mexico (circa July 1947)
          Sold for salvage
          + DS9 "Little Green Men"
Unnamed  -  Small two-person Ferengi spacecraft carried aboard a Ferengi Marauder ship.
          Dr. Arridor and Kol
          Lost in Delta Quadrant via wormhole
                                                                 "The Price" [TNG]
          Crash landed on T'Kar, Delta Quadrant
                                                                 "False Profits" [VOY]
Unnamed  -  Shuttle.  Self-sabotaged containment failure.
                                                                "The Perfect Mate" [TNG]
Unnamed  -  Grand Nagus Zek.            "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]
Unnamed  -  "Captain" Ishka.  Captured by Jem'Hadar enroute to Vulcan.
                                                               "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]
Unnamed  -  "Captain" Brunt.               "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]
Unnamed  -  Grand Nagus Zek.             "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Unnamed  -  Chairman Nilva.                 "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
Unnamed  -  Acting Grand Nagus Brunt.
                                                               "Profit and Lace" [DS9]

Unknown Class/Type:
Unnamed  -  DaiMon Goss.                   "The Price" [TNG]

Ferengi Cargo Shuttle:
Unnamed  -  A transport used by the Ferengi Alliance.
                                                                "Unification, part 1" [TNG]

Ferengi Trading Vessel:
Unnamed  -  Starship operating under the auspices of the Ferengi Alliance.
                                                                 "Descent, part 1" [TNG]

Neural Whip - Handheld weapon used to fire high-energy plasma discharges at a target.
                                                              "The Last Outpost" [TNG]
       Ulis stuns Trip using a neural whip.
                                                              "Acquisition" [ENT]
Locator Bomb - Sophisticated antipersonnel weapon capable of seeking out a specific person and detonating
    a sorium argine explosive to kill the target. The locator bomb used sensors designed to lock on to the
    target's pheromones.                          "The Nagus" [DS9]

Individuals of Note:
Adred - Ishka's father and maternal grandfather of Quark and Rom.
                                                               "Family Business" [DS9]
    Parent in law of Keldar.                      "The House of Quark" [DS9]

Arridor, Dr. (Dan Shor) - male; A member of the Ferengi delegation sent to negotiate for the rights to the
    Barzan wormhole in 2366.  Dr. Arridor was responsible fro the distillation of a Ferengi pyrocyte
    which Daimon Goss used to poison the Federation ambassador, Dr. Mendoza.  Dr. Arridor and Kol
    were sent in a Ferengi pod to investigate the Barzan wormhole but were lost in the distant Delta
    Quadrant when one terminus of the wormhole changed location.
                                                               "The Price" [TNG]
    They use their advanced technology to make the people of Takar believe they are the holy sages; they
    live in a palatial temple while the people live in poverty; Arridor convinced Janeway that she can't take
    he and Kol away from the Takar because that would cause fear and confusion for the people since they
    believe that the two Ferengi are the holy sages; Arridor and Kol's shuttle is pulled into the wormhole
    and the wormhole disappears before Voyager can follow.
                                                              "False Profits" [VOY]

Barbo - Cousin of Quark and Rom. He sold defective warp drives to the Tarahong government with Quark,
    but Quark betrayed Barbo to the authorities and left him at the Tarahong detention center while keeping
    all the profits. Barbo was released from prison in 2369; Zek told Quark he'd just run into him.
                                                               "The Nagus" [DS9]

Belongo - Grand Nagus Zek's nephew. He was in a Starfleet prison on Aldebaran III; Sisko promised to
    try and "clear up" the "misunderstanding", as he owed Zek a favor.
                                                               "Past Tense, Part I" [DS9]

Bok, Daimon - Ferengi commander and father to the commander of a Ferengi ship destroyed in 2355 in
Bok        a battle with the USS Stargazer.  Bok blamed Stargazer captain Jean-Luc Picard
    for his son's death.  Years later, in 2364, Bok sought to exact revenge on Picard by attempting to
    discredit the captain.  He falsified evidence suggesting that Picard had attacked without provocation.
    Bok was later demoted by his first officer, Kazago when Bok's plan for revenge was discovered.
                                                                "The Battle [TNG]

Bractor (Armin Shimerman) - Commander of the attack vessel Kreechta.  When the Kreechta stumbed
    on a Starfleet battle simulation in 2365, Bractor misinterpreted the situation, believing the derelict
    USS Hathaway to be of some secret strategic importance, when in fact it was merely engaging in
    war games with the Enterprise-D.   "Peak Performance" [TNG]

Brak - A character in Ferengi children's books, which Quark used to read to Nog. A typical passage:
    "See Brak acquire.  Acquire, Brak, acquire!"
                                                              "Accession" [DS9]

Broik (David B. Levinson) - A Ferengi employee at Quark's.
                                                               "Move Along Home", "Bar Association", "Who Mourns for Morn?",
                                                               "The Dogs of War" [DS9]

Brunt (Jeffrey Combs) - Liquidator from the Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA).
Brunt 2371: Brunt was assigned the case of Quark's mother Ishka, who was charged
        with breaking Ferengi law by earning profit.
                                       "Family Business" [DS9]
    2372: The FCA sent Liquidator Brunt to Deep Space 9 to investigate
        allegations that Ferengi workers at Quark's bar had formed a labor
        union.                    "Bar Association" [DS9]
    When Quark thought he was dying of Dorek syndrome later that year,
        Brunt bid the enormous sum of 500 bars of latinum on the Ferengi
        Futures Exchange for Quark's vacuum-desiccated remains. Shortly
        thereafter, when Quark learned that he was not terminally ill, Brunt demanded the fulfillment of
        the sale, forcing Quark to break the contract. Brunt used this serious violation of Ferengi law to
        justify the seizure of Quark's assets and the revocation of his Ferengi business license.
                                                               "Body Parts" [DS9]
    2373: Brunt offered to restore Quark's license in exchange for assistance in disrupting the relationship
        between Grand Nagus Zek and Quark's mother, Ishka.  Brunt's action, which placed the financial
        stability of the entire Ferengi Alliance at risk, were part of an unsuccessful plot in which Brunt
        hoped to dethrone Zek in order to ascend to nagus. Disgraced, Brunt was relieved of his position
        as Liquidator.                                 "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]
    2374: Brunt redeemed himself in Zek's eyes when he participated in the rescue mission that freed
        Ishka from Dominion captivity.     "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]
    This did not stop Brunt from continuing to maneuver to depose Zek several months later when
        Zek publicly embraced the radical policy of social and economic equality for Ferengi females.
                                                              "Profit and Lace" [DS9]
    Brunt was even able to serve as acting grand nagus for several days until Zek was able to
        reconsolidate his position.            "The Emporer's New Cloak" [DS9]

Firn - uncle of Quark and Rom. He owns 30 bars. Odo named him among Ferengi he knows who are
    more devious than Quark.                   "Civil Defense" [DS9]

Frool (Emilio Borelli) - A Ferengi waiter at Quark's, with a bad back, who joined the Guild of Restaurant
    and Casino Employees, but caved in and grovelled to Brunt.
                                                                "Bar Association" [DS9]

Gaila (Josh Pais) - A cousin of Quark and Rom. He was a weapons dealer who owned a small moon.
Gaila    Odo included him among Ferengi he knows who are more devious than Quark.
                                        "Civil Defense" [DS9]
    2362: Quark lent Gaila the latinum to start a munitions consortium; Gaila
        promised to buy Quark a ship if he became successful. Gaila finally sent
        Quark the promised ship in 2372: a Ferengi shuttle which had been
        sabotaged in an attempt to kill Quark.
                                         "Little Green Men" [DS9]
    2373: Ignoring the FCA ban on Quark, Gaila rescued his cousin from debt
        by bringing him into his dealings with Hagath. Gaila planned to retire,
        and hoped to make Quark his successor. After Quark double-crossed him
        and Hagath in the deal with the Regent of Palamar, Gaila barely escaped,
        along with Hagath.                          "Business As Usual" [DS9]
    2374: Gaila was in a Starfleet holding cell at a starbase after being arrested on Thalos VI for vagrancy.
        Quark paid his fine so that Gaila could join the team to rescue Ishka. On Empok Nor, when Gaila
        learned that the reward was bigger than he had been told, he shot at Quark but accidentally hit
        Keevan instead, killing him.            "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]
    Gaila returned to Ferenginar.             "Profit and Lace" [DS9]

Gant - Nog's cousin, a dealer in liquors and spirits. (Presumably, either Gant is related to Nog through
    Nog's mother Prinadora, or he is not a first cousin.)
                                                                "Treachery, Faith and the Great River" [DS9]

Gint (Max Grodenchik) - The first Grand Nagus, author of the Rules of Acquisition. Gint appeared
Gint    to Quark in a dream, bearing a remarkable resemblance to Rom (since it was
    a dream), and advised Quark to break the contract with Brunt, saying
    the Rules were only guidelines, not laws.
                                    "Body Parts" [DS9]

Gorad - An uncle of Quark and Rom, whom Quark owed money, which he planned to pay back from
    the proceeds of the sale of his remains.
                                                                "Body Parts" [DS9]

Goss, Daimon -

Gral (Lee Arenberg) - A Ferengi who threateningly offered Quark "protection" in exchange for his pick
    of Gamma Quadrant opportunities, during Quark's brief reign as Grand Nagus.
                                                                 "The Nagus" [DS9]

Grimp (Jason Marsden) - A Ferengi waiter at Quark's, who joined the Guild of Restaurant and Casino
    Employees despite his doubts.            "Bar Association" [DS9]

Grish - Doctor and member of the raiding party on the NX-01 in 2151.  Wore blue outfit.
Grish                                      "Acquisition" [ENT]

Hoex - A Ferengi who bought out Turot's controlling interest in the cargo ports on Volchek Prime,
    making them bitter enemies.               "The Nagus" [DS9]

Igel, Daimon - A petitioner who wanted Zek's advice on whether he should sell his duranium interests
    on the open market or the futures exchange.
                                                              "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]

Ishka (Andrea Martin, Cecily Adams) - Mother of Quark and Rom, widow of Keldar, daughter
Ishka    of Adred. Ishka was a headstrong, enterprising Ferengi female, and broke with
    Ferengi tradition in several ways.  She never liked to chew food for her
    sons, she talked to strangers, and she even wore clothes and earned profit.
    2371: The Ferengi Commerce Authority discovered her business
        activities, and tried unsuccessfully to halt them.
                                        "Family Business" [DS9]
    2373: Ishka and Grand Nagus Zek became friends and were soon romantically involved. When she
    learned that Zek was suffering from a failing memory, Ishka worked behind the scenes to help Zek
    in his business dealings. When Liquidator Brunt learned of this development, he enlisted Quark in an
    unsuccessful effort to break up Ishka and Zek's relationship.  As Zek's advisor, Ishka made no secret
    of her hope to reform Ferengi society to grant equal rights to females.
    2374: Ishka, who was over 100 years old, traveled to Vulcan for cosmetic ear-lifting surgery to make
    her look younger.  Her transport ship was captured by the Dominion. Ishka was subsequently
    rescued by a heroic mercenary team led by Quark with Rom and Nog.
    Ishka suffered a heart attack later that year, necessitating a new heart. Her convalescence came just as
    Zek had imposed remarkable reforms on Ferengi society, granting females the right to wear clothing.

Kazago - First Officer to Daimon Bok.      "The Battle" [TNG]

Keldar - Late father of Quark and Rom. Keldar was a mediocre businessman who ignored the advice
    of his wife Ishka; however, she said of him that he was a good husband and wonderful father.
                                                                  "Family Business" [DS9]

Kol - pilot of the Ferengi pod lost in the Barzan wormhole in 2366.   SEE: Arridor.
                                                                 "The Price" [TNG]

Kono - Cousin of Quark and Rom, wanted on Cardassia V for stealing bone carvings from a museum.
    He came to DS9, presumably for Quark's help in selling them, but beamed off when Kira tried to talk
    to him. Later, when Quark thought he had Kira sufficiently distracted, Kono tried to sneak aboard the
    station, but was apprehended.              "Shadowplay" [DS9]

Krax (Lou Wagner) - Son of Grand Nagus Zek. When Zek "died" on DS9, Krax plotted with Rom to kill
    the new Grand Nagus, Quark. However, Zek turned up alive and declared that he had faked his death
    as a test to see whether Krax had what it took to succeed him. According to Zek, Krax failed miserably.
                                                                   "The Nagus" [DS9]

Krem (Jeffrey Combs) - cousin of Ulis; member of the raiding party on the NX-01 in 2151.
Krem    Wore a brown outfit.  It was his first month on the job.  He knows all 173 rules
    of acquisition.  He didn't recognize the Vulcan species and seemed
    infatuated by T'Pol's ears.  After being thwarted in their raid on
    Enterprise, Archer left him in charge of Ulis' ship with the other
    Ferengi shackled to the walls.
                       "Acquisition" [ENT]

Leck (Hamilton Camp) - A Ferengi "eliminator" with unusual priorities: he enjoys a challenge to his
Leck    abilities, preferring that even over latinum. Leck was part of the team Quark
    assembled to rescue Ishka.
                                         "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]; "The Magnificent Ferengi" [DS9]

Letek -  (the leader of the Ferengi party) asks Riker if he works with women, arms them, and forces
    them to wear clothing.                         "The Last Outpost" [TNG]

Lonzo - A Ferengi Tongo hustler, defeated by Curzon Dax/Odo.
                                                                    "Facets" [DS9]

Lurin, Daimon - When Worf claimed that such security breaches as are common on DS9 never happened
    on the Enterprise when he was the ship's security chief, Odo brought up an incident where the ship
    was boarded and commandeered by a group of Ferengi privateers led by DaiMon Lurin.
                                                                   "Bar Association" [DS9]; "Rascals" [TNG]

Mordoc - One of the Ferengi crew, part of the landing party sent to investigate why their ship was
    caught at Delphi Ardu.  He asked if Tasha Yar was a female.
                                                                    "The Last Outpost" [TNG]

Muk - Member of the raiding party on the NX-01 in 2151.  Wore red outfit.
Muk                                    "Acquisition" [ENT]

Nava (Barry Gordon) - A Ferengi who took over the arcybite refineries in the Clarius system, a feat for
    which he was lauded by Zek. Later, he lobbied Grand Nagus Quark for the chance to introduce
    synthehol to the Gamma Quadrant, which Quark granted in exchange for 50% of the profits.
                                                                    "The Nagus" [DS9]

Nilva (Henry Gibson) - Chairman of Slug-o-Cola, a soft drink manufacturer; and an influential voice
Nilva    among the FCA Commissioners. He was the only one out of 432 who agreed
    to come to DS9 to meet Ishka. When he arrived, Ishka was ill, so
    instead he met "Lumba", Zek's "other" female financial adviser.
    Nilva (a married man) was charmed by "Lumba"'s business sense
    and feminine attributes, but his advances were interrupted by Brunt,
    who tried to persuade him that "Lumba" was actually a male named
    Quark.  "Lumba", however, proved her gender in (almost) the most
    inarguable fashion possible (though one wonders how far she went offscreen), and Nilva afterwards
    agreed to use his influence on Zek's behalf.
                                                             "Profit and Lace" [DS9]

Nog - Nephew of Quark and son of Rom, who lived on Deep Space 9.  Nog's mother was Prinadora.
Nog 2369: Nog was apprehended by Odo as he stole from the assay office of Deep Space 9's
        Nog became good friends with young Jake Sisko on the station, and the two boys
        once created a fictious company, the Noh-Jay Consortium, for their commercial
        When Nog's father, Rom, forbade Nog to attend school on the station, Jake
        taught him how to read.

    2371: Nog underwent the Ferengi Attainment Ceremony. He asked Benjamin Sisko to be his role model
        and asked him to recommend him for admission to Starfleet Academy.  Nog became the first Ferengi
        to enroll into Starfleet Academy.
    2374: He was given a field promotion to Ensign while in his 3rd year at the Academy.  Nog became an
        ensign through a battlefield commission during the Dominion war.  He wore an engineering uniform.
    Around stardate 51825: Nog served as acting chief engineer of the U.S.S. Valiant in the final days before
        that ship's tragic end.  Nog was seriously injured, losing one of his legs during the Dominion war in a
        battle with the Jem'Hadar at station AR-558. Although he was fitted with a bionic replacement leg,
        the emotional scars of the horrors of combat took longer to heal. Nevertheless, Nog returned to duty
        in time for the final battles of the Dominion war, so impressing his superiors that Captain Benjamin
        Sisko, in one of his final actions before departing the linear domain, recommended Nog for promotion
        to the rank of lieutenant.

Orpax, Dr. - A Ferengi doctor, one of the most expensive on Ferenginar. He diagnosed Quark with Dorek syndrome,
          then later called Bashir to tell him Quark didn't have it after all.
                                                                    "Body Parts" [DS9]

Par Lenor (Max Grodenchik) - Emissary from the Ferengi Trade Mission.  He and his assistant, Qol, deliberately
        sabotaged their shuttle in order to be "rescued" by the Enterprise-D on stardate 45761.
                                                                    "The Perfect Mate" [TNG]

Pel (Hêlen Udy) - A Ferengi waiter hired to work at Quark's bar in 2370.  Impressed by Pel's business
Pel    sense, Quark took the young waiter with him to the Gamma Quadrant to negotiate
    with the Dosi. Pel was actually a female Ferengi disguised as a male;
    unfortunately for her, however, she had fallen in love with Quark. Rom,
    who was jealous of Pel and had discovered her secret, told it to Quark,
    who was mortified, as was Zek when Pel boldly revealed her gender to him.
    Unable to remain with Quark because of Ferengi custom, Pel accepted
    ten bars of latinum from Quark and passage off the station aboard an
    Andorian ship bound for the Gamma Quadrant.
                          "Rules of Acquisition" [DS9]

Plegg - A Ferengi, developer of the modular holosuite industry.  Quark was selling pieces of Plegg's body
    as per the usual Ferengi funeral ritual. Odo had fun informing Quark that Plegg was quite amused, having
    been tracked down on Khofla II and told of the scheme.
                                                                    "The Alternate" [DS9]

Prinadora - Rom's ex-wife; Nog's mother. Rom signed a standard five-year marriage contract with
    Prinadora's father in order to have a child. However, he fell in love with Prinadora and wanted to
    extend the contract.  Prinadora's father used the extension to swindle Rom out of all his money;
    Prinadora deserted him and their son, for a richer man.
                                                                    "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" [DS9]

Qol (Michael Snyder) -  Emissary from the Ferengi Trade Mission.  Assistant to Par Lenor.  He and Par Lenor
        deliberately sabotaged their shuttle in order to be "rescued" by the Enterprise-D on stardate 45761.
                                                                    "The Perfect Mate" [TNG]

Quark (Armin Shimmerman) -

Rata  -  Second officer to Daimon Bok.    "The Battle" [TNG]

Rom (Max Groenchik) - Quark's brother and father to Nog. Rom helped Quark run the bar at station Deep Space 9.
Rom                                     "The Emmissary" [DS9]
    Rom grew up on his homeworld Fernginar with his father Keldar, his mother Ishka, and
        his older brother Quark.
    2373: Rom became attracted to Leeta, who worked as a dabo girl at Quark's bar. They
        became engaged later that year.  Like any Ferengi, he expected his bride to sign the
        traditional Waiver of Property and Profit. When Leeta refused to agree to the waiver,
        Rom feared that she wanted to marry him only for his money. These fears were allayed
        when Leeta was still willing to marry Rom after he donated all of his profits to the
        Bajoran War Orphans Fund.
    stardate 50975: Rom and Leeta were married.  The ceremony was performed by the
        Emissary, Benjamin Sisko and was attended by Nog and Quark.
    Rom was active in the Bajoran resistance against the Cardassian and Dominion occupation
                                             of Deep Space 9 during the Dominion war.
    stardate 51145: He was arrested by Cardassian authorities while attempting to sabotage the station's
        deflector array.  He invented the self-replicating mines that prevented a major Dominion incursion
        into the Alpha Quadrant during the early days of the Dominion war.
    2375: Zek appointed Rom to succeed him as the next grand nagus of the Ferengi Alliance.
                                                            "What You Leave Behind" [DS9]

Smeet, Grand Nagus - The only Grand Nagus to be assassinated while in office, following a plummet
    of the Ferengi stock market.  His First Clerk was buried with him.
                                                                    "Ferengi Love Songs" [DS9]

Sovak (Max Grodénchik) - Entrepreneur who sometimes worked with Dr. Samuel Estragon on less-than-ethical
Sovak    archaeological expeditions. Upon Estragon's death in 2366, Sovak paid Estragon's
    Assistant, Vash, to steal Estragon's notes on the location of the Tox Uthat.
    Vash used Sovak's money to conduct her own search for the fabled object,
    with Sovak trailing her. Besides coveting the Uthat, Sovak was also attracted
    to the beautiful Vash.                            "Captain's Holiday" [TNG]

Stol - Cousin of Quark and Rom, who bought one of Vash's Gamma Quadrant relics (a dagger) at the auction.
                                                                    "Q-Less" [DS9]
          When Quark caught Ishka with a PADD, trying to hide her assets, she claimed to be writing a letter to Stol.
                                                                    "Family Business" [DS9]

Taar, Daimon (Mike Gomez) - Commander of the Ferengi Marauder spacecraft responsible for stealing
    a Federation T-9 energy converter from Gamma Tauri IV.
                                                                "The Last Outpost" [TNG]

Turot - See Hoex, above.

Tye, Daimon - Odo named him among Ferengi he knows who are more devious than Quark.
                                                                    "Civil Defense" [DS9]

Ulis (Ethan Phillips) - leader of the raiding party on the NX-01 in 2151.  He owned the ship that conducted
Ulis    the raid.  Krem who was in his employ is his cousin.  His vault is in his quarters.
                                  "Acquisition" [ENT]

Zek (Wallace Shawn) - Leader of Ferengi commerce who served as grand nagus.
Zek 2369: Zek convened a major trade conference on Deep Space 9 to announce the
    appointment of his successor to the position of grand nagus. Zek named
    Quark as his successor, and apparently died shortly thereafter. In fact,
    Zek's supposed death was a ruse intended to test the suitability of his son,
    Krax, to one day assume the mantle as nagus. Zek came out of hiding
    when he realized that his son was not as mercenary as Zek would have
    liked. Zek therefore decided not to retire at that time.  Zek later recruited
    Quark to act as his negotiator to purchase tulaberry wine from the Dosi
        in the Gamma Quadrant, but it was a ploy by Zek to learn more about the mysterious Dominion, a
        powerful force in that region of space.
    2371: Zek underwent a dramatic temporary personality change after obtaining the Bajoran Orb of Wisdom and
        encountering the Bajoran Prophets. Zek had hoped that meeting the Prophets would help him learn enough
        about the future to make an inconceivable profit, but instead, the wormhole aliens found Zek's acquisitive
        nature offensive. They developed Zek's personality to a time before the Ferengi people revered profit above
        all. While in this noncompetitive state, Zek rewrote all 285 Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Quark eventually
        convinced the wormhole entities to restore Zek to his former self.
    2373: Zek was an excellent tongo player, winning the Global Tongo Championships for 27 years in straight;
        Zek met Ishka, and the two fell in love. About that time, Zek had began to suffer from a failing memory.
        Ishka learned of this and worked behind the scenes to help him in his business dealings.
    2374: Zek let Ishka travel to Vulcan to receive cosmetic ear-lifting surgery to improve her looks, despite
        Ferengi laws that prohibited females from traveling off planet. When her transport ship was captured by
        the Dominion, Zek offered a reward of 50 bars of gold-pressed latinum for her safe return.
    2374: Zek was aware of Ishka's hopes to reform Ferengi society to grant equal rights to females.  While Zek
        was a traditionalist, he ultimately saw the wisdom of Ishka's position and imposed a radical amendment to
        the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities, granting for the first time to females the right to wear clothing. The
        reaction to Zek's reforms was swift and dramatic. Financial chaos erupted throughout the alliance as soon
        as fully clothed females began appearing in public. In the tumult, Zek was temporarily deposed as grand
        nagus by Brunt, until Zek and Quark were successful in convincing FCA Commisioner Nilva that equal
        rights for woman would open tremendous opportunities for profit. Zek's far-reaching social vision extended
        to the levying of a progressive income tax on all business, even including bribes. He used the resulting
        revenues to fund new social programs including wage subsidies for the poor, retirement benefits for the aged,
        and health care. He even instituted a representative legislature known as the Congress of Economic Advisors
        that was enpowered to enact or reject the proclamations of the nagus.
    late 2375: Grand Nagus Zek retired to Risa. He appointed Rom as his successor.


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