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Gint was a male Ferengi and the first Grand Nagus who wrote. He wrote and codified the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition in 7500 BC. (DS9 reference: The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, DS9 episode: "Body Parts", ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Gint wrote the first rule of acquisition ("even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit") and, in a marketing ploy, labelled it as the one hundred and sixty-second rule to increase demand for the rules prior to it. (DS9 reference: The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition)

Gint died without naming a successor and some believed there would be no further Grand Nagi. A young Ferengi named Yost claimed that if everyone on Ferenginar bought figurines of Gint, the Blessed Exchequer would send Gint back from the Divine Treasury. This did not happen, although Yost used the money his firm made from selling the figurines to become the Second Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. (DS9 novel: Legends of the Ferengi)

Rumors abound even to the present that Grand Nagus Smeet had a statue of Gint in the Tower of Commerce replaced with a cheap copy. (DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)

In 2372, Quark experienced a vision of Gint (who looked like his brother Rom), in which the Grand Nagus told him to break a contract with Brunt. Quark thought this went against the Rules of Acquisition, although Gint told him they were more like suggestions, rather than rules. (DS9 episode: "Body Parts")

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Grand Nagi of the Ferengi Alliance
Emblem of the Ferengi Alliance. GintYostDrikOblatisFrekBrolokOblatSmeet the ObliviousUntz the InvisibleTwimZekQuarkRom Emblem of the Ferengi Alliance.

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