The Gargoyle is very sarcastic, but very friendly status station in MagiQuest that hates pigeons.
WARNING: Spoilers below!
For the Distract Rune quest one must pay The Stone Gargoyle 1000 or 2000 gold pieces, depending on the location. Also at some newer locations you have to find the 4 distract chests as well. Some older locations will be getting these items added to the quest as well.