- "You know, when I first laid eyes on you back at Haven, I hadn't an inkling we'd become so close."
―Josephine to Maxwell
Maxwell Trevelyan and Josephine Montilyet are both nobles hailing from their respective families: Maxwell originates from Ostwick in the Free Marches, whereas Josephine is from Antiva. They first met at Haven after first stabilizing the Breach and started working alongside each other as colleagues to further expand the Inquisition's influence. In doing so, they develop an attraction to one another (albeit with Maxwell initiating flirtatious dialogue). Upon arrival at the fortress of Skyhold they developed a began a romantic relationship.