Malanna came into this world with a chip on her shoulder and the years (and years and years) of constant prejudice and mistrust have only deepened it. She can’t help that it’s in her nature to be capricious, full of mischief, and drawn to chaos. Doesn’t mean everyone has to be a dick about it.
Over the span of several decades (maybe more, who knows), she became increasingly tired of the usual responses her antics elicit. In a search for something… more exciting, she decided to venture into more populated areas. Of course, being who she is not many would go out of their way for her or invite her into their company. Basically, only miscreants and outcasts would give her any sort of acknowledgement and in jumping from gang to gang to gang, she’s picked up a few unusual-for-a-pixie tricks.
Like, animating the dead, for instance.