Magda travels with her family. The often spend time camping on Bellmont Abbey land. Magda was banished by her people when she broke gypsy law and held her dead daughter’s, Carolina’s, body when her grave was opened by Simon. Magda takes revenge on Simon by working in Grey House and slowly poisons him; however, she leaves when Julia throws her out suspecting that she might be trying to poison her brother, Val.
Magda also recognizes Brisbane for a gypsy and calls him a “poshrat” or half-breed. She says to Julia that she can’t tell his fortune because he is surrounded by darkness and death.
Once Simon dies, Magda tells Julia all that happened with Simon and her daughter. She will not however tell her anything about Nicholas Brisbane stating that is is his story to tell.