Zhang Liang and Zhang Bao split the army of Zhang Jiao after his death. He fought seven successive battles against imperial forces but was repelled each time and fled back to Quyang. On the seventh retreat he was captured by general Huangfu Song and killed. Zhang Bao would soon suffer a similar fate at the hands of his own men and the Yellow Turbans would quickly degenerate into nothing more than scattered bandit forces led by leaders such as He Yi and Zhang Yan. By 205 the movement ceased most of its military activities.