Joanna and her husband Orwen travelled to Rithmere to compete in the Rithmere Games. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine encountered them in their travels, and overheared a conversation about last years games. Joanna had been beat by Brianne of Lees, but was sure this time she would be a finalist.
In the games, Joanna made it to the preliminary rounds alongside her husband. She was paired to fight with Glock. During their battle, Glock managed to grab Joanna by the neck and began to strangle her. Orwen witnessed this in his adjacent ring and rushed to her aid, disqualifying himself. Joanna survived her injuries.
Joanna was a very competitive and proud woman. She took her loss again Brianne to heart, and used it to become a better fighter. While she never was friends with the companions, she treated them with friendly sportsmanship.