In 1090-91 a revolutionary movement against imperial power broke out on Crete. The ultimate goal of Karykis, the island's commander, was to secede from the Empire and install his own independent regime. But in 1092 the imperial fleet approached the shores of Crete, bearing a sizeable military force under Ioannis Doukas, a high-ranking official loyal to Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. Karykis had not succeeded in gaining popular support; the presence of the imperial fleet led to a revolt among the inhabitants, who arrested their over-ambitious commander and put him to death. Imperial power was thus immediately and fully restored.