After choosing a family for the character the player may choose to roll on the Heritage Tables to see what sort of lineage the character has. The player may roll up to three times on the tables, but each has a cost of 1 Character Point.
Weakling! Your ancestors lacked the courage to face the Shadowlands. Start with no Glory, and must earny 20 glory points to reach rank 1.
Deserter! Your parents forswore their loyalty to their clan. You are a Clan Ronin.
Cursed! Your family banished a powerful oni, who inflicted a curse upon you family. Lose 2 points of honor, and lose your family trait benefit.
Traitor! Your father took money in exchange for information. He was banished and his name stricken from the Clan histories. You will not be given any land or title, and the clan will not trust you with important information.
Venerable Blood. The blood of your original ancestor flows strongly in your veins. Gain 1 Honor and 1 Void. (this roll may only occur once, treat repeat rolls as no effect)
Battle Veteran. A family member faught at a tremendous battle. Go to Table 3A - Great Battles. *
A Hero's End. One of your ancestors died a hero's death. Go to Table 3B - Glorious Death. *
Meritorious Service. Your ancestor performed prestigiously. Go to Table 3C - Notable Awards.
Famous Affair. Your family has romantic ties with another clan. Roll a die; if even gain a Minor Ally from that clan and you may attend a school from that clan without buying the advantage. If odd the affair was troublesome and you gain a Minor Ally and a Minor Enemy from the clan. If the roll was six or less the clan was the Unicorn Clan.
*Yasuki characters must re-roll these results. If these results are rolled a second time accept them.
Your ancestor slew another clan's hero in a duel. Gain Major Enemy, +1 Glory Rank, and (Enemy Clan) Lore, Rank 1.
Your family has struggled financially. You have no koku and all your items save one are average quality. Gain four Bugei, Craft or Low skills at Rank 1.
You have inherited a magical item. It is said to have been taken from an oni by a distant relative. You are unsure wether it really is magic, and even if it is you are not sure if it is cursed or tainted.