Alexios marches back out to fight the Normans only to be beaten again and again. Finally he comes up with a strategy to throw them out of the Balkans but must embrace the Venetians ever closer as a result.
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Mosquitos are still killing invaders of Greece and the Balkans to this very day! https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2019/06/17/mosquitoes-threaten-greek-tourist-industry-with-west-nile-virus/#11a28a7c48a8 (Though I suspect the impact of COVID-19 might negate the fears caused by West Nile Virus. It will be “interesting,” for lack of a better word, to see which disease leads to more instances of encephalitis and meningitis. Urg…)