Kirien (pronounced KER-REE-EN) is a white dwarf star located in the North-Eastern quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.  It has two planets orbiting it: Kikaja, and Keerat, the latter of which is the Taik homeworld.  Kirien is nearing the end of its life, and within the next several million years it will lose its energy and become a black dwarf star.

Beyond the Taik, Kirien is perhaps best known for an enormous and hollow sphere of asteroids that orbit it.  This "wall of asteroids" makes physical contact with Kirien virtually impossible, unless ship pilots wish to test their luck.