Mr. Hannay about to sacrifice himself to open the portal.

Mr. Hannay found a blood-stained gun at Lochear Fields Ranch. It was the weapon that Mr. Lochear used to take the lives of his wife and three children (and finally his own) before the Exmortis could. Taking the gun into his possession, Mr. Hannay went up to Xavier Rehayem's room and used the gun to take his own life to open the portal to the Spirit Realm. When Mr. Hannay regained his physical form when he went back to his own world, he found himself in a system of tunnels. Picking up a box of ammunition lying next to a dead body in the tunnels, he used the gun to defend himself when he took on the Hand of Exmortis.