Zek then decided to enter the Bajoran wormhole and to use it to make contact with the Prophets, in the hope their non-linear existence could help him make profit. The Prophets were disdainful of this and they "de-evolved" Zek. He later left the wormhole, recorded his experience in his personal log, and his shuttle docked at Deep Space 9.
Quark and Rom later broke into the shuttle to find out what gift the now generous and non-profit driven Zek was going to give to the Bajorans and discovered the Orb.
Assisted by Maihar'du, the Ferengi brothers kidnapped Zek and brought him aboard the shuttle, which they then used to enter the wormhole to plead with the Prophets to change the Ferengi leader back the way he was. (DS9: "Prophet Motive")