Manuel crossed the Sava against the army of the ban Belus, who soon withdrew

Byzantine admiral on the Sava (Anonymus 17036)
  • Was told by the emperor Manuel 1 to stay by the further bank of the Sava with his ships and not to pick up any Byzantine seeking refuge, not even Manuel himself; this raised morale by making cowardice pointless (:) Kinnamos 116.9-17
Belos, ban of Hungary (Belos 17001)
  • Arrived on the Sava in place of the expected king, Geza 52; when he heard that the emperor Manuel 1 was moving against him, he went back to Branicevo on the excuse of orders from Geza, to attack better from there (:) Kinnamos 116.21-117.13
Geza II, king of Hungary (Geza 52)
  • There was a rumour he was arriving back with a strong force from Galicia in Russia, after defeating the Byzantine ally Vladimirko 17001; Manuel 1 moved to cut him off, but found instead an army commanded by the ban Belos 17001 (:) Kinnamos 116.21-117.10
Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Warned by an escaped prisoner, he moved (he thought) against the king, Geza 52. But the army arriving was led by the Ban Belos 17001, who found an excuse to withdraw to Branicevo; He did not pursue Belos, but went to camp at Branicevo (:) Kinnamos 116.21-117.15
  • Following rumours of the return from Russia of Geza 52 (of Hungary), he crossed the Sava leaving the prisoners and their guards and telling the fleet commander (Anonymus 17037) not to ferry any fugitives to safety (not even himself) (:) Kinnamos 115.11-116.21
Vladimirko, ruler of Galicia (Vladimirko 17001)
  • Being a Byzantine ally, he was successfully attacked by the Hungarian king Geza 52, against the wishes of the emperor Manuel 1 — one reason for Manuel'’s attack on Hungary (:) Kinnamos 115.14-19