King James of Cyprus had already started the pursuance of Queen Charlotte and Louis of Savoie. Having secured a fleet and an army in Egypt he returned to Cyprus and according to George Boustronios….
The fleet conducting the postulant appeared off Famagusta disembarking at Constantia, 80 ships great and small, the grand dawadar, admiral of the fleet, along with numerous emirs, Saracens and foot soldiers. And on the postulant’s landing the people came forward and paid obeisance to him as for a king. In addition he showed a good disposition towards them and emancipated many of them. He straightaway gave orders to Rizzo and gave him eight Mameluks, so that he might go to Amasaria and to Salines to procure carts for transporting the artillery.