It does not appear to be trapped
The scarred lands are covered by a shadow unlike they have ever seen before. Evil lords rule towns with a tyrannical ruthlessness. Dark wizards practice black magic in the open. Greedy ladies tax their subjects beyond their limits. Slaves are bought and sold in public markets. Thieves only seem to be caught when they short the guard their share. Nights are filled with screams of those being tortured in prisons. True heroes are few and far between. Most have taken the easier route of working for whoever has the biggest purse.
The scarred lands were once a the home of two of the greatest and most prosperous empires ever formed. The dragonborn empire ruled by the Council of Wyrms was the first to unite the land. Great cities were built and peace was present through much of the empire. A group of ambitious human sought to over throw the dragonborn empire and take all of the power for themselves. The pact they formed with the devils to gain power resulted in a war lasting over a hundred years and the birth of the tieflings. After the war the empire of Bael Turath was formed and for nearly a millennium the humans ruled the land. Their empire spread farther and wider then that ruled by the Council of Wyrms and was more prosperous then could be believed. When the term of rule promised by the dark bargainers was up things took a fast turn for the worst. For several thousand years since the fall of Bael Turath the scarred lands have been in a state of flux.