Jiraiya stops at a gentleman's club, where he attempts to get close to Tezuna, who reminds him of Tsunade. He attempts to ask her of the whereabouts of Ame's leader, Hanzō, only for Tezuna to tell Jiraiya that Hanzō is not around anymore and that their village is ruled by Lord Pain. Using his Summoning: Toad Shop Technique, Jiraiya lures Tezuna's husband Ryūsui and his partner Yūdachi into what they believe is a bar, which in actuality is the stomach of a toad. Trapped within the amphibian, Jiraiya attempts to extract information from them; when Yūdachi refuses, turns him into a frog.
Threatening Ryūsui with the same fate, Ryūsui reveals that Hanzō, the previous leader, had been killed by Pain himself. Jiraiya finds this unbelievable, as the three Sannin themselves were unable to defeat Hanzō. Jiraiya adds that Ame is in a civil war, with Hanzō leading one side, but Ryūsui reveals that their civil war ended long ago and that they were ushered into a world of peace by Pain. The holdovers from Hanzō's reign attempted to take their village back, only for Pain to murder all of Hanzō's friends, associates, relatives, and even the infants of those distantly connected to him. Jiraiya then decides to ask Ryūsui about the Akatsuki, but Ryūsui refuses to talk. Inside his tower, Pain opens a hidden doorway, where he puts his present body to sleep so that he may awaken in another.