King James of Cyprus started the pursuance of Queen Charlotte and Louis of Savoie, as described by Leto Severis in “Ladies of Medieval Cyprus:
On the 18th of September 1460, James disembarked at Agia Napa, on the south-east coast of Cyprus. He arrived there with Egyptian ships and a large army. The Sicilian Rizzo di Marino, a trusted ally of James, undertook to organize the transport of the army. The Cypriots received James’s army with pleasure, because they considered James to be their own son. He was born of a Greek mother, he was handsome with an athletic bearing, and he knew how to conduct himself and how to charm the crowds. James with his army advanced to the castle of Sigouri, a few miles outside Famagusta, which had been built by James I. Louis showed great cowardice and persuaded Charlotte to leave Nicosia and shut themselves up for their safety in Keryneia Castle in the company of people they trusted.