Sometimes a Troop Leader does something that isn't quite ban-worthy, but isn't good at the same time. Instead of the two extremes of either being banned or nothing happening, you could be fined. Fines work like this:
You do something to deserve being fined. (If you didn't, message the Judge and complain.)
The Judge comes up with a fine, (multiples of 25 i.e. 25, 50, 75, 100) and issues it:
Example Judge has fined Example Trangressor 25 gold coins! Example Judge has given the following reasons:
Cowardice in the face of the enemy!
You either pay the fine or leave the realm. Fines will also be deducted from any tax income you get before it is given to you, so if you have, for example, a 25 gold fine on you and get 38 gold coins taxes, the fine will be paid first and you will only get the 13 gold remaining.
Until you pay the fine, many realm functions will become unavailable to you, so make sure you get your debt settled quickly!
It is sometimes incorrectly thought that fines can be rescinded by the judge; they can't.