Josiane Rittevon was a princess of the the Copper Isles and close relative to King Oron. She came to the Tortallan royal court while Prince Jonathan was in the desert. Queen Lianne, a childhood friend of her mother's, encouraged Jonathan to court Josiane. Their relationship was brief and not elaborated upon; Jonathan ended it when he realized Josiane was a cruel person. He had only agreed to the relationship in the first place because he had been angry with Alanna and wanted to forget her with a "real" female.