Leontios Macheras, Cypriot chronicler attached to the court of the Lusignans, described an incident among the King’s army at Chirokitia:
Now we will return to the king and to his army which was lodged at Kherokitia. You must know that our scouts came in on Saturday the sixth of July 1426 and reported that the Saracens were making ready to attack our army. Then (the king) issued an order to all his men to come to bivouack round about the tower; and this was done. And at midnight there was a (great) portent: a great star was in the heaven, and fell down above the tower. And the people trembled and said; ‘O God, may this portent be against the prince, and not against our lord the king!’ And all night they kept watch, to guard the king. And the wine ran out; there were no more than four loads. The king was angry with Podocataro, because he had not brought wine (for the army).