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.
Until you pay the fine, many realm functions will become unavailable to you - such as the ability to use the bank - 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It is sometimes incorrectly thought that fines can be rescinded by the judge; they can't.