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Rules of Accusation is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine eBook released on 4 July 2016. It is the second original eBook of the series to be written by Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

On the space station Deep Space 9, Quark's Public House, Café, Gaming Emporium, Holosuite Arcade, and Ferengi Embassy can't legitimately be called an embassy until the Grand Nagus – namely, Quark's brother Rom – dedicates it as such. Not that Quark really cares about Ferengi protocol, but a well-publicized dedication ceremony will naturally draw people to the bar. Everybody loves a good open house – free appetizers, half-price drinks, door prizes, etc. – all of which Quark can write off as Embassy expenses. It's a win-win situation, with him on both sides of the win. There's even a plan to display the original scroll of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition – which no one has seen for decades given that it's been held in protective storage – and charge patrons by the minute to look at it up close. Nothing, of course, could possibly go wrong with this big plan. Absolutely nothing at all...



Deep Space 9 personnel and residentsEdit

Jefferson BlackmerBroikFroolHetikIssaM'PellaKeiko O'BrienKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienQuarkRo LarenShmengeTreir
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NogMolly O'BrienRaldo

Ferengi DignitariesEdit

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BartlebyBenaEisla DarvisFredGydianHoJahnIshkaLeetaMaihar'duMornOdoBenjamin SiskoZekunnamed Arcadians
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Dilb the DestituteElim GarakGintKiri-kin-thaMarauder MoPelSmeetJonathan SwiftT'lanaOscar Wilde


Alpha QuadrantDeep Space 9 (Aktuh and MelotaIbixPlazaQuark'sReplimat) • Enterol VI refueling stationFerenginar (Nagal Residence) • Zaurak II
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Alpha OmicronBajor (Hedrikspool Nature PreserveQuark's) • Bajoran wormholeCopernicus CityDeep Space 9Delta QuadrantEarth (Ohio) • Enterol VIGamma QuadrantGre'thorHubLuriaMayak SwampNewton OutpostNua ÉireRisaSector GeneralTavela MinorTomerela IVTower of CommerceTrinity College LibraryVault of Eternal DestitutionVaults of OpulenceWrigley's Pleasure Planet


USS Robinson (Galaxy-class)
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Cardassian trawlerUSS Enterprise-DfreightershuttleSlug-o-Cola shuttle

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Board of LiquidatorsChamber of OpportunityCommerce CommissionCongress of Economic AdvisorsExtraordinary Pecuniary ProspectsFederation News ServiceFerengi AllianceFerengi Bureau of AuditFerengi Commerce AuthorityFerengi CouncilFerengi Entrepreneurs' ClubStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran MilitiaBank of BoliasFederation CouncilFerengi Futures ExchangeJem'Hadar-Ascendant LinkOrder of ScrutinizersStarfleet Command

Science and technologyEdit

alterizing beaconautomated cleanercentripetal forcecombadgecomputercrystal steelforce fieldglasshologramholoprojectorholosuiteholovidhumanoidinsectoidmeteor stormMy Little Scannerpaddpalm beaconreplicatorrobotscannersonic showersubspace communicationstransparent aluminumtransporterviewscreenwaste extraction

Ranks and TitlesEdit

accountantambassadorbartenderbotanistbounty huntercaptainchairmanchefchief engineercomediandabo boy/dabo girldockmasterentrepreneurfashion designer • Ferengi Ambassador to BajorFirst Clerkforger • gatekeeperGrand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliancelieutenant commanderliquidatormagnateMagnus-level Entrepreneurmidshipmanscholarsecurity chiefsenior chief petty officerserver/waiterspice manufacturersubspace frequency analysttailorvendor

Other referencesEdit

anbo-jyutsuAngel of Flame crucibleantennaeAnthem of Unfettered ProfitBajoran uniformbaln'jar twistBehold the Luster!bibbookbrushbustcaneChâteau PicardchitinchopstickchulacoolerCorinthian leathercorkcrustaceancrystalCulinary Arts and Celebratory Stylings Through the Ages—and Across the Universe!dabodaggerdebrisdinghyDominion Wardramenvelopeergonomic paddingfeatherfencingFerengi Rules of Acquisitionflitterbird claw backscratcherGlorious RebirthgreaseHa'marahoneymoonhovelHupyrian quinsykylixlatinumLazy Susanlingeriemarblemartini shakermoogiemotifMudd's Interstellar Travel Guide to the Alpha QuadrantNagal Immunity Clausenap roompaintpicnic basketprivate sectorpoetryquillrachisreedrefresherroberolltop desksaloonSacred Scroll of the Rules of AcquisitionshowerslipperssockspaSpican flame gemstudiostylussynth bandtaco standtapestryTholian silkTickle My Lobes and Tell Me That You Love MetongournvellumVlugtan suitVulcan Love Slave

Flora and faunaEdit

albino fangcatAldebaran shellmouthAndorian redbatbateretbeetlebeserker catblood fleacrustaceandrakouliasfrittergrassgree wormgreeblyGunji jackdawhorseshoe crabinsectkatterpodlichenmahko rootMatopin rock fungusmudpuppyrazorcatreptilerodentscavenger storksea urchinseafoodsehlatsilverfishsludge ratslugswamp lemurtargTerellian crabTerellian pheasanttoadtribbletube grub

Food and drinkEdit

Acamarian brandyAldebaran algae puffbeerbiscuitsBlack holeBolian tonic waterCalaman sherrychampagnedeka teaEelwasserFinagle's Follyflaked blood fleaGramilian sand peagroatmealhair of the targhashhors d'oeuvresjumja stickkanarkrasieMaraltian seev-alemartinimarzonionmillipede juiceMiso Chowdermoba fruitnoodleparthaspuree of beetlerachtraktajinoRomulan alesaltsaltmarsh teasashimislug butterslug liver canapésSlug-o-Colasnail juicesnail steaksouffléspore pieStardrifterStardustersushisynthaleTartaras sauceTarkalean teaTil'amin Frothtorpla tarttranyaTrixian bubble juicetulaberrytuwaly pievole fecklesWarp Core Breachyamok sauceYigrish yogurt



Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous novel:
Force and Motion
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Next novel:
The Long Mirage
Previous story:
Costumes: Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier
Stories by:
Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
Next story:
Previous story:
eBooks Next story:
Time Lock


Background informationEdit

  • The eBook was titled The Empty Sack prior to release. This early title may have been a reference to the 109th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition: "Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack". Another title considered was A Quark of Fate.

Related storiesEdit


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeZero Sum GameRough Beasts of EmpirePlagues of NightRaise the DawnRevelation and DustA Ceremony of LossesDisavowedThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long Mirage
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of Accusation
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas

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