After a long and arduous conversation with his new mentor, Iggy was introduced to Stoneking, a Gargoyle that Johannes Nail von der Nyssen had helped escape from his original keepers. Johannes had never had a stomach for keeping slaves, predominantly because of his Jewish heritage, which surprisingly enough was something Johannes and Iggy shared.
In secret, Johannes introduced Iggy to Stoneking, and informed him that he was going to teach Iggy Visceratika in response to a service that Johannes had done for Stoneking, to which Iggy still isn't completely clear on.
Stoneking and Iggy spent several months together, developing the gifts of the Gargoyle Clan in his own blood. Iggy, not really understanding what the big deal was accepted it for what it was, a gift, and didn't really think much about it.
It wasn't until Stoneking was to part ways with Iggy, that he warned him to never mention his abilities to anyone, as they would get him killed or worse. Iggy has hid it from as many people as he can to this very day. He even covers up the patches of rocky skin in hopes that no one notices and realizes what he has in his blood.