- “Could everyone who isn't about to die please turn around for a moment? This may be unpleasant. Thank you.”
Leske is a temporary companion of the protagonist during the Dwarf Commoner Origin. He is a casteless dwarf and the best friend of the Dwarf Commoner as they work together for the Carta's crime lord, Beraht.
Leske also shows interest in the Dwarf Commoner's sister, Rica Brosca. If the Dwarf Commoner is female, he will teasingly inquire about the Warden being jealous.
Leske helps the Dwarf Commoner with several tasks that their boss Beraht puts them up with. He does not seem to have moral issues, however he is very careful to not get into trouble either. Olinda is also a friend of him.
During the quest Proving Loyalties, Leske can be potentially tasked by the Dwarf Commoner to poison Mainar's water basin. Once the Provings start he will wait in the trenches. However, after the Dwarf Commoner's identity is revealed, the guards also seize him and he ends up imprisoned along with the Dwarf Commoner in Beraht's Hideout.
Eventually they break out of their cells and kill all carta members that they encounter along with Beraht. However once they exit Beraht's Shop, guards seize them and Leske returns back to the Dust Town while the Dwarf Commoner joins the Grey Warden ranks.
If the Warden is of Dwarf Commoner Origin, during A Paragon of Her Kind, Leske will appear in Dust Town and greet the Warden. Leske will lead the Commoner and former friend into Jarvia's lair, and eventually be revealed that he is working as Jarvia's right hand man. He appears by Jarvia's side when she is confronted, and during the battle the Dwarf Commoner Warden is forced to kill him.
Leske will appear in a spirit form in the Gauntlet as part of A Test of Faith. However even if the events at Orzammar happened before the Dwarf Commoner entered the Gauntlet, Leske's spirit won't acknowledge that Leske betrayed the Dwarf Commoner and the latter had to kill him.If the Warden is not of Dwarf Commoner Origin they can find him in still alive and still imprisoned in his cell in Orzammar's Carta Hideout. If released he will refer to a friend of his who stopped eating and died, "all for a stupid bet", an apparent reference to the Dwarf Commoner. Then the Warden can release him and Leske will thank and say that he has lost count how much time he spent in this prison and flee.
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- "About sodding time. I was starting to think I'd have to bust in and get an eyeful of that spicy sister of yours. Ga-row!"
- (the sentence for particing in the Provings) "Public whipping. Loss of your left hand for stealing the armour. Loss of your right hand for befouling a smith's work... Public flaying for impersonating a higher caste, and if that doesn't kill you, they'll put you to death for polluting the Proving."