Age of Wushu asks players to become a member of a "school" for training abilities, skills, etc. In a new developer post, disciplines that apply for each school are detailed.
Those that do not adhere to the teachings and rules of their school will increase a Discipline rate. These are “warnings” given to a player by the leaders of their school and once the discipline meter reaches a certain number, that player is essentially punished by the re school. The “punishment” is a debuff that removes a % the player’s power depending on how much the Discipline Value reaches. A player can wait out the punishment served by the school or return and repent for their transgressions to remove the debuff and reset the Discipline value, but this takes significant time away from other opportunities in-game.
Read the full post on the Age of Wushu site.