Have you ever heard of Lani Minella? Don’t worry if you haven’t. There’s no reason you should’ve. Hell, we didn’t know she existed until about six minutes ago – thank you, Reddit.
Lani Minella is a voice actress whose talents have graced hundreds of videogames – you can check out her full CV on audiogodz.com – and she’s even done some work in theatre on and on television.
Big whoop, we hear you say. Why are we making you aware of this person? Well, if you scan down her CV – or just do a word search for ‘Hearthstone’ – you’ll see that Ms Minella has listed that she’s performed in something called Hearthstone: Lost Secrets of Un’Goro.
There’s only one problem. Hearthstone has no expansion called Lost Secrets of Un’Goro. Well, not one that’s been released at any rate. So unless this is a massive mistake on the part of Ms Minella, it’s a pretty safe bet that Lost Secrets of Un’Goro is a Hearthstone expansion that’s currently in the pipeline. We’re hoping this doesn’t put Lani out of work.
A quick check over at the World Of Warcraft Wikipedia shows that Un’Goro – or the Un’Goro Crater to give it its full name – is a territory in the south of Kalimdor filled with exotic plant life, elementals and dinosaurs. This seems to tally up with some of the characters Minella’s CV says she voices in Lost Secrets of Un’Goro: Golakka Crawler, Pteradactyl, Anklesaur, Hydra and Brontosaurus.
Apparently Un’Goro is also a place teeming with pop culture references, including places and characters based on Nintendo’s intellectual property. Who knows? Maybe the new expansion will feature a card called ‘Portly Plumber’ boasting the ability to leap frog over Taunt creatures. Hey, we can dream…