But I figured out part of my problem. I looked at some of the statistics and I found that my creature didn't seem to be growing at all unless I was in a skirmish game, so I've started growing my creature in skirmish games, focusing more on taking care of the townsfolk I currently have instead of converting other villages simply because I'm trying to be good and have my creature grow.
And after having seen chapter 2 a bit, I find it pretty difficult to take care of my townspeople without a food miracle!
I've been making a disciple farmer and been having to use the water miracle to help grow the farms in order to do anything, though random wandering animals also help alot.
Oh, and for some reason, my strategy seems to involve doing a lot of stuff myself and not putting too much attention into my creature, therefore I started over again and decided to choose a creature that would lean towards good even if I wasn't helping it do that.
The universe is mine and all shall bow before the might of Megafrost, master of Orion, master of the universe...