Auftane Khunnam is a character featured in the novel In the Claws of the Tiger. He is a dwarf Artificer and eventually becomes a member of Janik Martell's second expedition to Mel-Aqat.
You don't know me, or anything about me. You wanted to check me out a little bit, get a sense of whether I was trustworthy. You find yourself having to leave town earlier than planned, so you think you don't have time to do that. I'm thinking you've been burned before. Am I right?


He is described as being tall for a dwarf and has black hair that brushes the tops of his shoulders. His beard is neatly trimmed and his moustache waxed into two sharp points.


Auftane was born and raised in Stormreach though is well travelled. He once read about Janik's expedition and findings in an article featured in the Sharn Inquisitive.


Auftane wields a mace and carries a bag of wands and a set of lock picks.


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It is suggested in the Epilogue that Auftane and Haunderk are the same person and is most likely a changeling. It is also suggested that this changeling is a member of the Royal Eyes of Aundair. It is never documented whether Auftane Khunnam was ever a real person.

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