Harwen Raleigh is the Commander of the Hard Line.
A displaced noble who lost his lands to the Orlesians, his capable troops, known as The Hard Line, were a formidable asset to the Fereldan cause during the rebellion. Unfortunately, his penchant for rape, torture and other war crimes was not as appreciated by Maric, Ferelden's new king. Thus he was left without lands after the war ended; a brutal man with a deep hatred for Orlais. He later found employment with Urien, Arl of Denerim where he and his troops were assigned to guard the Arl of Denerim's Estate.
Desiring a chance for glory, Releigh conspired with the Orlesian bard Marjolaine to obtain stolen Orlesian military intelligence; all for a ploy to attack Orlais and take back his lost land. He also has a brutal penchant to imprison and torture dissenters and minor offenders in the dungeons beneath the estate before auctioning them off to slavers, including females which he abused sexually.
- One of Raleigh's victims in the Arl's dungeons is an elven woman named Adaia, who is the mother of The Warden in the City Elf Origin.