The population has been halved after the fallout that neutralized most of the "Mane6" and left Equestria in its current state of civil war between the different realms. The streets are mostly abandoned except for a few beggars and ponies looking fearfully out their windows at Lancaster. He slumps down, trying to make himself look smaller and less of a threat.
He's heard that the last dragon to be here in Ponyville was a wingless one called "Spike" adopted by a purple alicorn called "Twilight Sparkle" and he's following the rumor of an ancient artifacts shop in this town that has an amulet he's interested in. Word on the street has it that this amulet can control the flow of time in a zone roughly half a mile wide. And if he can somehow get that to Chrysalis or Nightmarity or Discord without dying… he might be able to save his family…>>439666
The size of Lancaster's genitalia isn't relevant to your quest right now.
Perhaps you should look around the town instead for more clues instead?