(A) If you are or were my protege/apprentice/esquire/vassal/equerr
(B) What's more, effectively immediately, anyone in such a "direct line" may consider him/herself to be A MEMBER OF HOUSE SILVERWING. (And yes, there is an absolute individual right to opt out for whatever reason).
I'll be publishing the list as I compile it, on the EK Wiki.
If you *weren't* my protege/apprentice, but rather my brother/sister/kinsman in the Household, and you have your *own* legacy, I am *NOT* claiming your people. That wouldn't be right. (Still, it would be nice to know who they all are).
Why, you may wonder, am I doing this publicly, without consulting privately with all my kinsmen / former students first?
The answer is: why not? First, I'm admitting publicly that I should have paid more attention. Second, we're so diverse and dispersed, it seemed like a waste of effort. I note that we've been described as "more an alumni association than a household": I don't think that's in any way derogatory; it's an expression of how far we've come and what we've individually accomplished in 30+ years. We don't have household activities anymore (beyond a few of us who march with the EK standard at Pennsic). We don't camp together at Pennsic or make group feast reservations. But it's been made clear to me that many of your people respect their heritage -- more than I have -- and are proud of that association.
So what does "being a member of Silverwing" mean, practically speaking? Silverwing status mentis est...we're a state of mind. It means you can choose to say you're a Silverwing. It means you get to wear that badge in the upper left if you want.
Most of all it means I'm proud of you all, and honored by our association.