Mara's need to be put in there own group in the raid frames. if u have more than one then make sure you put each one in a different group
THIS FOR THE COUNCIL
When we were gearing guildies we would do SM with three fully geared characters (one of each role) and any five other characters. Whatever gear you made it to fifty in was good enough. This was modified Rakata gear on the threee "lead" toons. Infernal council did sometimes stop us so we'd drop the person who was failing it the hardest and swap in another geared guy to get the group past it then swap them back (I think) as none of the geared guys worried about their SM locks.