During the approach of the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Cyprus formally Rules young Henry I de Lusignan. Regent when it was John of Ibelin, lord of Beirut and Sidon ruler. At one time, in 1225, Frederick the regent refused. So now, to drop anchor in Limassol, he decided to use force. Ibelin kindly invited to the reception, the Emperor after a hearty feast arrested him. Frederick issued an ultimatum: the guardianship of a minor by Henry he takes over, and along with all the revenues of the kingdom. Do not accept the regent could not with this requirement afford, were too unequal forces. He had to recognize the power of the emperor over Cyprus, and to go into exile in the north of the island, in the St. Hilarion Castle, which is located high in the mountains.