Melsbachkreisen is a small kreisen in the western foothills of the Rueckenberge. Though larger than many kreisens in the area, it is relatively small. It has only two settlements, Melsbach and Zinngrube.
Tin is its only natural resource and the kreisarchs of Melsbachkreisen have long resented the tolls charged by Kalbergkreisen to ship that tin to foreign markets. It is one reason these kreisarchs have long eyed that hafnkreisen, though they've never had near enough to take it.