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Beaching is a characteristically odd behavior carried out by creatures with a [BEACH_FREQUENCY] creature token. These aquatic animals will occasionally strand themselves on land, where they are immobile and unable to breathe. This is intended to model the poorly-explained real-life behavior of similar animals; see cetacean stranding on Wikipedia for more information.

Beached orcas
"Beaching" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: mìshos
Elvish: rofa
Goblin: stasno
Human: thefin