This hole was formerly the home and shop of Erek the Alchemist, a minor mage whose sign read "Philters, Potions & Physics, Purveyor & Maker." One of the philters, potions, or physics got away from him a few years back. The resulting explosion rained the remains of his house down on the surrounding countryside. An investigation of the remains found precise identification of what occurred impossible, but a few unsmashed examples of Erek's work were claimed by Mourngrym and passed on to Elminster. His land is officially held by Beregon Hillstar.