Hekara was the best friend of, and a role model for, Araithia Shokta. She worked with Vraska, Ral, Kaya, and Lavinia against Bolas. After a betrayal by Vraska, she was killed by a Bolas-posessed Lavinia.
In the War of the Spark, Rakdos initially was not cooperating at all with the anti-Bolas efforts because Hekara was killed. Kaya's group was going around to every non-cooperating guild to convince them to help out in Niv-Mizzet's plan of becoming the new guildpact. Rakdos still refused to cooperate with the plan, but Hekara's corpse was brought back by Tomik and she was revived as a bloodwitch. Hekara said that she would help Kaya's group. Exava tried to object but lost to Hekara in a fight. Rakdos didn't say anything but did not actively prevent Hekara from leaving, which was interpreted as gaining support of the cult (or at least, not denied support). She was the Rakdos representative for Niv-Mizzet's resurrection and his becoming the Living Guildpact.
She was one of the few individuals who was capable of seeing and remembering Araithia Shokta, but after she revived from the dead, she was no longer capable of it.
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- Jay Annelli (March 18, 2019). "Storytelling in Magic: the Gathering Panel at ECCC 2019". Archive Trap Mini. Tumblr.
- Greg Weisman (May 8, 2019). "War of the Spark — Old Friends and New". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- War of the Spark prequel.
- Greg Weisman (April 2019). "War of the Spark: Ravnica". Del Rey.