The Swords of Kali
Kaliratha were a species of four-dimensional beings. They had four arms and could channel their four-dimensional powers through special totem-like items, for instance, swords. Using them they could slice through the fabric of time and space. Members of the Kaliratha often presented themselves as deities in order to feed upon the life-forces of their followers.
After the Hyperion War, Kaliratha were deemed one of the malevolent species and were wiped or incarcerated by the Alliance of Races.
One of Kaliratha, Kali came to Earth and, before being destroyed by the Alliance of Races, was worshipped as the Hindu goddess of death and destruction. (The Swords of Kali)
BEHIND THE SCENES
In an alternate edition of the story, the species is called “Oktirejhna”.