Kaliyani are six-legged beings with a 4’ long, sinuous, relatively thin body that extends another 2’ before and behind the main part of their torsos. The torso is remarkably flexible, allowing them to curl up into smaller spaces. Their heads are spade-shaped, with a slit ‘nose’ and four almond-yellow eyes set widely apart on either side of their head; they see in the dark, and their eyes glow ruby-red. Their mouth is full of small but sharp teeth, which are dominated by a pair of visible fangs. On their necks they possess a pair of gill-like membranes that can flare open, especially when aroused or excited. Their foremost and hindmost pairs of legs are noticeably more muscular than the middle set. This means that the Kaliyani can run on all sixes swiftly for brief periods of time, but that they may also stand erect on their hind legs. When erect, they use their forearms for melee weapons and the middle set of hands for more delicate tasks. The flesh of the Kaliyani is yellow-brown, rubbery, and glistens with moisture.