Criminality is a status gained when you commit a crime or so. Here is a list of the things you should avoid doing in STWALT if you don't want to end up as a brigand:
|Action||How to Do Action||Bounty||Other Effects|
|Stealing an Apple||Steal from an Apple Tree||50 Gold||N/A|
|Stealing a Rope||Steal from a Well||50 Gold||N/A|
|Desecrating a Gygax shrine||Steal items from a shrine||75 Gold||Possible curse for 100 days|
|Begging at Castle/Village||Get caught begging||N/A||Immediate escort to jail|
|Stealing a Book||Steal from the Royal Library||N/A||Immediate escort to jail|
|Looting a corpse||Steal from a corpse||100 Gold||N/A|
|Stealing from a Caravan||Look for goodies in an attacked caravan||?||N/A|
|Robbery||Rob a peasant, stranger, hermit, merchant, or princess||?||N/A|
-Robbing your fellow peasants, adventurers, strangers, hermits, merchants and the cute princess you are encountering ( this happens when they recognize your face).
You are informed when you shamefully became a brigand by the announcement "You're wanted by the law!"
If you are a criminal, the hobbit shire, dwarven fortress, elf village and merchant guild will not do business with you except if you are wearing a mask.
The criminal status will disappear by hiring a hobbit lawyer at the hobbit shire for 250 golds, by serving time in prison or by an amnesty in X days.
Finishing a quest without doing any crime will earn you the respect of being a paladin. (Tip: If a paladin commits crime, he will not gain xp until he is forgiven)