In the battles of spring 1824 the army of the administration of Kranidi effectively confronted the men of Kolokotronis and imposed the domination of the notables from the islands and the Peloponnese. The surrender of Nauplion to the winners, the so-called governmentals, at the end of May, in return for a part of the loan, appeared likely to defuse the tension. But this did not happen. This time the tension was provoked by discontent among the governmentals. The administration of Kranidi was controlled by the families of Kountouriotis, Kolettis and Mavrokordatos, who had money, troops well-prepared for war, and seemed to be acknowledged, at least inofficially, as a legal administration. The Peloponnesian notables had been put to one side. Their reaction was to make common cause with Kolokotronis, the only Peloponnesian who could mobilize and control a considerable number of armed men. Thus, soon the Peloponnese was again turned into a field of violent conflict.

The troops from Rumeli who invaded the Morea easily defeated the Peloponnesians, finally defeating Kountouriotis and his allies. The defeated were either imprisoned in Hydra (Kolokotronis, Deligiannis, Sissinis) or fled to other areas (Lontos, Zaimis), while the troops from Rumeli plundered, captured people and wrought destruction in many districts of the Peloponnese. At the same time, at the beginning of 1825, Ibrahim Pasha landed unobstructed on the Morea and from spring started conquering one district after another without meeting much resistance. Moreover, the chieftains of Rumeli had returned to their regions, as a new Ottoman expedition to Rumeli was expected. Under pressure from these unfavourable developments in the Revolution, the administration was obliged to free Kolokotronis and the Peloponnesian notables as they were the only ones able to mobilize the locals so that the advance of Ibrahim could be checked. In fact, very soon they were given political office again. The old alliances were once more split and new ones reinforced, frequently by people who had been rivals during the civil conflicts.