That crashed zeppelin was bringing them fresh supplies. If you follow the road south of here, past the Stonemaul Ruins, you'll eventually come to Mudsprocket.
Why don't you check in with Drazzit Dripvalve down there and see if there's anything you can do to help?
It's good of Tabetha to send you down here. I'd prevail upon her for some food until the wreckage from the zeppelin is taken care of, but I know she's got none to spare at the moment. If you're feeling adventurous, I've posted a bounty for the death of a particularly nasty raptor.
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