"Look at this!" says Word. "It's a gargoyle. I've seen one before! We have one at the shop."
"Password," says the gargoyle in its stony voice.
"They are the latest thing. It's guarding something, and we need to give it the proper key phrase," she says excitedly. "Password...okay, that's not it," she adds.
You don't have the heart to tell her you've seen entire cathedrals full of the things in your travels.
Player B: Let's check our reference book to see if there is an entry in gargoyles. Then let's investigate the mayor's secret book to see if we can find the password.
Player A: I second all of [B]'s motions.
Gargoyles are a new kind of technology, so you can't look them up in the monster reference. You do think they are tacky. A statue shouldn't talk, you know?"Shall we open the mayor's book?" you ask Word.
South of the mayor's house is the Strawberry Juice Fountain with the Five Plaques of Holy Writings around it. The road forks here. To the east, the road curves down the cliff to the entrance to the abandoned mine. To the west is historical landmark Hogpuff's House, which is in a sad state these days.