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Trader Woes: Federation


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Cash Register Engineering Diplomacy Command
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Science
Diplomacy
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Security
Hack into the Ferengi commerce system to see if there are any records associated with the buying or selling of the stolen Enterprise shuttle. A record of acquisition is located for a shuttle, filed by Ishka. This complicates the situation, as she is the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. The acquisition logs are written in some sort of code that's only decipherable by Ferengi, so you don't know whether the information is helpful or not.
Droning On Security
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Diplomacy
Science Command
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Security
Command
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Science
Program some mini surveillance drones to help search Ferenginar for the missing shuttle. The drones locate the shuttle in a locked, well secured storage facility. You will need to find out whose storage facility it is. Your crew's connection with the drones is lost somehow, so they will just be wandering around Ferenginar.
Global Positioning System Science Command Diplomacy
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Command
Security
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Science
Activate the locator beacon on the stolen shuttle remotely, in order to find out where on Ferenginar it is. Your crew follows the locator beacon on the stolen shuttle to a part of the market controlled by Ishka, which adds a layer of complexity to the situation as she is the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. You'll have to carefully plan how to get it back. The locator beacon on the stolen shuttle will not turn on. Clearly, someone thought to disable it.
Let Them Eat Cake Science Diplomacy Diplomacy
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Command
Diplomacy
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Security
Bake a groat cake and offer pieces of it to Ferengi who can help with information about the lost shuttle. Ferengi do love their groat cake! They direct you to Ishka, whose vast mercantile is in the Sacred Marketplace. This situation becomes problematic when you realize that Ishka is the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. Your crew do not get the recipe for groat cake exactly right, and the Ferengi don't like it and won't help, citing the Law of Acquisition about false advertising.
Search and Seizure Security
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Diplomacy
Command
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Diplomacy
Security
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Command
Lead a Federation security force to search Ferenginar for the stolen shuttle. The security force searches and asks around, and their search leads them to a powerful female Ferengi named Ishka. This complicates things, as she is the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. Grand Nagus Rom suddenly demands that your crew leave Ferenginar. It seems he doesn't want to implicate someone close to him.
Special Bulletin Diplomacy
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Command
Diplomacy
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Security
Command
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Security
Post bulletins advertising a reward from the Federation for information leading to the recovery of the stolen Starfleet shuttle. A trio of Ferengi children sees the bulletin and approaches your crew to say that they saw such a shuttle being hauled to the Sacred Marketplace. Nobody answers the bulletin, so the shuttle is still lost somewhere on Ferenginar.
Straight to the Top Command Engineering Command
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Diplomacy
Diplomacy
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Security
Meet with Grand Nagus Rom in the Tower of Commerce, to request assistance in locating the stolen shuttle. Grand Nagus Rom, upset about an illegitimate business deal, calls the merchants in for a meeting to find out who was involved. Ishka is notably shaken, which is uncomfortable given that she's the mother of the Grand Nagus! Grand Nagus Rom is suspiciously cagey, and your team is stonewalled. It seems he doesn't want to implicate someone close to him.
With or Without a Trace Command Security Security Science
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Medicine
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Engineering
Scan Ferengi for any residue of the energy signature from the stolen shuttle, in order to locate it. The medical tricorder picks up trace amounts of the shuttle's energy signature on a Ferengi in the Sacred Marketplace. The scan leads you to a highly-guarded area of the market controlled by Ishka, who happens to also be the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. The medical tricorder does not pick up any trace amounts of the shuttle's energy signal.

Trader Woes: Ferengi Alliance


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A Pirate's Life Diplomacy
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Command
Security
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Diplomacy
Security
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Command
Exchange Federation intelligence about Ferengi pirates with the Ferengi pirate Muk in exchange for information about the stolen shuttle. Muk has heard that someone was in the northwest area of the Sacred Marketplace, looking to unload a shuttlecraft to a merchant buyer. Muk thanks your crew for the information, then laughs and leaves without delivering any himself. He is a pirate, after all.
All That Glitters Science Engineering Security
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Science
Command
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Diplomacy
Share with Grand Nagus Rom a safer and more expedient way to produce gold-pressed latinum, in exchange for information about the stolen shuttle. "Latinum lasts longer than lust," says Rom, cheerfully quoting the two hundred and twenty-ninth Rule of Acquisition before he tells your crew to seek out his mother, Ishka, on the condition that this be kept secret from other Ferengi. Grand Nagus Rom is suspicious of anything but the time honored, traditional ways of producing the gold-pressed latinum. Because he takes pride in his craft as he practices it, he declines the offer.
Back to School Diplomacy Command Diplomacy
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Command
Diplomacy
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Security
Attend Grand Nagus Rom's lecture about the Rules of Acquisition and use his delight about your attendance as an opportiunity to ask him what he knows about the stolen shuttle. Grand Nagus Rom seems hesitant to oblige, but after some more prodding and compliments, he reluctantly admits that his mother, Ishka, might be the person your crew should speak with. He merely asks that you keep the matter quiet. Grand Nagus Rom keeps droning on at the lecture, reciting all two hundred eighty-five Rules of Acquisition. When your crew falls asleep, he is not amused and throws them all out.
Buyer Beware Security Diplomacy Diplomacy
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Command
Diplomacy
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Security
Speak to Ferengi merchants in the Sacred Marketplace, indicating that you are in the market for a shuttlecraft, and see where the information takes you. Your crew learns from nervous merchants that Ishka may have merchandise that interests you, bu they are warned to tread lightly because Ishka is the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. The Ferengi merchants, because they are focused on their own sales and profits, are not interested in helping a competitor, so will not speak to your team.
Safe Space Security Command Diplomacy Engineering
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Security
Science
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Command
Teach Ulis about Federation safe technology so that he can crack Federation safes, or store his valuables more securely from other Ferengi. In exchange, Ulis will tell your crew what he knows about the missing shuttle. Ulis is very pleased with this information, and explains that he heard merchants at a nearby restaurant speaking of a human who had been trying to sell a shuttlecraft. Ulis considers the offer, but does not want to open himself up to more trouble or scrutiny from the Federation.
Ship Shape Engineering Science Security
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Command
Diplomacy
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Command
A Ferengi named Nava is having trouble with his ship in the docking bay. Assist him with the repairs in exchange for his help with information about the stolen shuttle. Nava makes some inquiries and learns that Ishka, mother of Grand Nagus Rom, recently acquired a top of the line shuttlecraft. While Nava is pleased that you've helped with his ship, he isn't able to learn any useful information about what has happened to the shuttle.
Smooth Criminal Engineering Command Security
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Science
Security
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Command
Trade the dossier of wanted Orion Syndicate swindler Janel Tigan to Ferengi authorities in exchange for assistance locating the stolen shuttle. Pleased to receive such detailed information on a wanted swindler, the Ferengi inspector makes his own inquiries and advises your team to be careful when seeking out Ishka, who happens to be the mother of Grand Nagus Rom. The Ferengi authorities have decided not to pursue Janel Tigan because they are not interested in trouble with the Orion Syndicate.
Snack Time Science
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Medicine
Diplomacy
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Command
Command
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Science
Make a batch of lokar bean snacks and offer them to Ferengi who will help you find the missing shuttle on Ferenginar. The Ferengi do love their lokar beans! You soon learn that the shuttle is somewhere in the northwest quadrant of the Sacred Marketplace. You can't understand the Ferengi talking with their mouths full of lokar beans.

Trader Woes: Maquis


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Cracking the Code Security Command Science
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Diplomacy
Diplomacy
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Command
Decode an encrypted message from the Maquis about the whereabouts of the stolen shuttle on Ferenginar. The Maquis message contains coordinates for a particular compound in the Sacred Marketplace on Ferenginar, where you should search for the shuttle. Your crew is unable to decode the message, so needs to proceed with other measures.
Follow Up Command Science Security
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Command
Security
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Diplomacy
Follow a Maquis tip about which Ferengi merchants you should surveil to find the stolen shuttlecraft. After receiving a Maquis tip, your team follows Ishka to a large storage facility where the stolen shuttle is glimpsed through the open door. The tip yields nothing, as your team ends up following a merchant who simply goes to a pub for several hours and not anywhere suggestive of involvement with the stolen shuttle.
For Your Eyes Only Diplomacy Command Security Engineering
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Security
Security
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Medicine
Equip a Maquis operative with special contact lenses that will pick up what they see and hear, then monitor the feed as the agent searches for the shuttle on Ferenginar. The merchants are far more trusting of the Maquis agent than they would have been toward a Federation officer, and your team picks up lot of conversation implicating Ishka, mother of Grand Nagus Rom. The lenses malfunction and your team isn't able to get any helpful information about the shuttle.
Hide and Seek Diplomacy Command Security
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Command
Diplomacy
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Command
Form a search party with Maquis operatives to find the stolen shuttle on Ferenginar. The search party finds a large warehouse that is being heavily guarded. Someone with a lot of power is clearly involved here. Questioning the guards reveals that this has something to do with Grand Nagus Rom, or someone under his protection. The team is dissuaded from further searching by guards sent by Grand Nagus Rom.
Mysterious Message Science Security Diplomacy
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Security
Security
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Command
Send coded message to the Maquis, asking for any information about the stolen shuttle on Ferenginar. The message is received and understood. The Maquis send a message back that your crew should look into Ishka, but to tread lightly because she is powerful. The message was not coded correctly, but the Maquis are happy to forward you their recipe for Mooshk.
Poser Diplomacy
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Command
Command
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Security
Diplomacy
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Security
Pose as a Maquis trader interested in buying a shuttle, to find the stolen shuttle on Ferenginar. Inquiries lead your team to Ishka, which politically complicates the situation. Your crew will need a careful plan to get the shuttle back. The merchants are not convinced by the team's disguises, and there is apparently a coded exchange that all Maquis use with Ferengi traders, which your team wasn't told.
Secret Rendezvous Security
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Command
Security
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Diplomacy
Diplomacy
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Command
Meet with a covert Maquis operative to get any information about the stolen shuttle on Ferenginar. The cloaked individual doesn't even reveal an identity while explaining in a back alley that the shuttle has been seen in the northwest area of Ferenginar's Sacred Marketplace. The Maquis operative either doesn't recognize your agent, or never showed up.
Under Pressure Medicine Security Command
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Diplomacy
Security
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Diplomacy
Utilize medical intelligence the Maquis have on the Ferengi to aid your questioning of merchants on Ferenginar, to find the shuttle. Armed with the understanding of normal, resting blood pressure numbers among Ferengi, it is easy to spot a blood pressure spike on one of the Ferengi you question -- Ishka. There is no way to scan the blood pressure of the Ferengi your crew is interviewing without them noticing and turning the conversations very awkward.