Manuel was attacked by Turks when hunting, but he kept the alliance because of bad news from home

Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Rescued the Byzantine foragers from an attack, then went hunting on the Syrian plains; his 6 beaters found 24 enemy working in front of a Turkish force in ambush, and swam a river to warn him (:) Kinnamos 189.12
  • When out hunting and told of a force in ambush, he attacked and defeated them all single-handed, killing many; Nur al-Din 4001 knew nothing of all this; Manuel only maintained peace because of bad news from the West (:) ῾῾ἄγωμεν᾿᾿ ἔφη ῾῾ἔνθα τοὺς πολεμίους εἶναι φατέ᾿᾿ Kinnamos 188.18-190.2