So, let me preface this by saying: I am very much committed to waiting to see how the first newsletter is formatted before engaging any sort of correspondence, and I am not entirely sure that this is the sort of LARP where one wants to make detailed character plans ahead of time. There is no "scene" to set, the point is to communicate in character.
That said, it's a Romance LARP! Set in the Romantic Period! And Gothic Romance is very much of the era.
So here's a place for rivalries, obsession, and upsets to be out in the open as a genre theme. As far as I know, it's not a Magical Realism setting. So the ghosts probably aren't real. [EDIT: They might be.] But then, what is that light in the window of the tallest tower of the old ruin? And who keeps sending me very bad and increasingly frantic poetry?
I never, ever want to harass someone! You know, sending unsolicited love letters or not giving up after you've been turned down is kind of the Dating App Dick Pick of the 19th Century. So consent, consent, consent. And that means opening up a space for people with an interest in those stories to talk about it (and for the GMs to weigh in or halt anything unsuitable).
For myself, personally, I am interested in telling a cool story with people. I think the epistolary angle is really unique. At the end of it, if the Colonel is successful, I'd like to think he will have a happy ending. But that doesn't mean that there are no bumps (or bumps in the night) along the way.