Ferengi

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  • Appearance: Mammalian
    • Orange to bronze skin
    • Large skull with prominent brow ridge
    • Visibly hairless
    • Large ears
      • Male ears much larger than female
    • Averaging around four feet tall
  • Homeworld: Ferenginar
  • Biological notes
    • Distantly related to Dopterians (DS9: "The Forsaken")
  • Cultural notes
    • Ferengi faith
    • Ferengi language
    • Ferengi food
    • Society largely based on extreme capitalism directed and (minimally) regulated by the Alliance
      • General laissez-faire approach to capitalistic endeavors
    • Society and business both guided by the Rules of Acquisition
    • Coming of age traditions
      • At about age 18, following the completion of their Attainment Ceremony, Ferengi males are expected to purchase an apprenticeship from a suitable role model (DS9: "Heart of Stone")
      • Following the completion of their apprenticeship, they sell off all childhood possessions to obtain a starting stake in business (DS9: "Little Green Men"; SCE Short Story: "Caveat Emptor")
        • Coming of age traditions likely apply to Ferengi female children as well following planetary reforms of 2375