Eventually, time and space created more and more, but the first coherent species were Creatures, who made certain areas their home, feeding off the newly sprouting vegetation. They are the only species alive today that have seen Dharma, the Elder Spirit.
In the beginning, there was nothing but Nests, the free-to-roam lands of vegetation that stretched as far as the eye could see. Their only inhabitants were small, docile animals reminiscent of cats, dogs, birds, snakes, and livestock, some of them all combined. Their sizes ranged based on their characteristics and place of origin.
Creatures near the snow-covered Northern Mountains - eventually colonized by Vikings and now known as NorseHills - are much stronger and resilient to harsh conditions, leaving them less open to negative emotions. They possess a hardened exterior, and no amount of negativity can make them break down and morph into an Unknown. Very few Creatures have even become an Unknown.
Most Creatures were introduced to the Elder Spirit after a brief period of being on their own. The Spirit looked different depending on where she appeared. Some Creatures drinking from a small oasis looked up to see a glowing figure of an ethereal being, hovering above the water they drink from.
Dharma brought together the Creatures of the Tinyverse, creating the only ever true unity this world has seen.