Sekara's mother was a member of clan Gadra of the White Face Barghast. As the mother of Sekara, she was also the mother-in-law of Stolmen, the Warchief of clan Gadra, who was Sekara's husband. Setoc described Sekara's mother as being "a wrinkled hatchet-faced hag".
Sekara felt that her mother had "taught her...well" - in the sense of teaching her the skills, mindset, and know-how of how to achieve the "most rewarding ways of living". By this, both mother and daughter meant that the only thing that really mattered in life was being able to obtain: great wealth; wide influence; high position; and as much power as possible - no matter what was done to accomplish these outcomes.
It was Sekara's mother who painted her daughter's face with the "white mask of death, the slayer's bone-grin" - after Sekara had done the same to her husband's face - in preparation for the Gadra going to war.