Following up on yesterday' story (it came out kinda neat that way!)
The German armies started to starve. In addition, Hungarian and Pecheneg warriors kept ambushing them in short bursts of hit-and-run, using arrows to pick off soldiers one by one. The German army was lost, hungry, and scared. Finally, András I sent messengers and offered peace. Henry III agreed wholeheartedly (and probably with a growling stomach). To prove his generosity on top of offering peace, King András sent supplies to the German army:
50 giant sturgeons
2000 sides of bacon
sheep, oxen, cows, tons of bread, and copious amounts of wine.
The German soldiers were so delighted to have food again that, according to the chronicle, many of them ate and drank themselves to death. The rest left their armor, weaponry and tents behind, and ran all the way back home.
Legend says that's how the mountain region got its name: Vértes, which means something like "Armory" (for lack of a better translation).
(Can you tell I'm delighted by the fact that I'm writing about Hungarians winning for once? :)