Re: TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
And because we don't know anything about the Fen Domar, anything goes.
It would be funny if the Fen Domar weren't a powerful race at all and were really the Delta Quadrant's equivalent of the Pakleds.
The "battle" consists of a scuffle in Janeway's ready room when the Fen Domarian delegates try to steal the cup and then drop it.
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.