At no point playing this build I was ever under the impression that what we had there was anything but a river. I mean, it looks like one.
So I'm vaguely confused about why that would be even remotely confusing or controversial.

And no, "rivers with beaches" are not an incredibly rare sight, no matter how many of you try to argue otherwise.

Party control in Baldur's Gate 3 is a complete mess that begs to be addressed. SAY NO TO THE TOILET CHAIN