Running out of substance and options, and with no desire to lose their power and supremacy, on or about 1220 A.D., Emperor Fredrick II, convened a tribunal to formulate and establish legislation for violent oppression. With the support of Pope Honorius III and Gregory IX, legislations were made and passed to have ancillary organizations execute the punishment of heretics (non-believers) against the ecclesiastical empire. In general, the legislation provided for penalties
of death banishment and confiscation of property. The Papacy created the rules of engagement for the Inquisition, which the practitioners applied arbitrarily.