Word comes in to Deep Space Nine that Morn, the resident barfly of Quark's, has passed on. A lavish wake is held in his honor and all of DS9 mourns his passing. Quark feels the worst because he figures that without Morn he will lose business. However, once he is told by Odo that he is the benificiary of Morn's estate, he quickly forgets his troubles.
When the Cardassian occupation of Bajor ended in 2369, the mining space station Terok Nor was left abandoned, its systems ripped out. By invitation of the Bajoran provisional government, Starfleet stepped in to oversee the rebuilding and day-to-day operations of the newly christened Deep Space Nine.
The years of Starfleet's nonintervention into Cardassian matters, however, had taken its toll on relations with the Bajorans. Consequently, Starfleet's position was a tenuous one; many Bajorans, suspicious and hostile as a result of decades of Cardassian oppression and brutality, did not greet the Federation's presence with open arms. The Federation's assistance is put to the test as DS9 becomes a center of travel and commerce that stretches into the Gamma Quadrant.