George Boustronios, chronicler and serviceman to King James II, wrote of the advance of the Saracens and King Louis’ attempts to block them:
And on the twenty-ninth of September the admiral departed with the Saracens to go to Kerynia. The king remained behind to be able to bring with him the Christians whom he had enrolled at a monthly wage. Now King Louis had sent men to Monadi to break up the roads that the Saracens might not be able to pass; neither they nor yet the carts with the artillery. And there was as near as possible an attack, and if the Saracens had come in time, not one of Louis’ men would have got back to Kerynia. But they had set a watch and so they escaped: yet the Saracens caught three men and slew them. Then at once the Saracens set the sergeants to putting the road in good order and the carts passed over it. The fleet went to Casa Piphani.