I have corrected this most egregious of oversights, and offer my most humble apologiesHowever, since the questions were aimed at that 'Pattern' fellow, I have a better role for you entirely: deny everything including your AHARM membership (I had to look you up in-game anyway). After all, no one really knows what alliance you're in yet, you haven't filled out the location ticker on your profile, and you might pass as being from one of the cooler coalition partners.
You are right in that there wasn't really any chance it was going to end in anything but stalemate, tbh. We weren't going to jump through and let you have homefield advantage, with us moving through a wormhole with an unknown amount of mass remaining, and you weren't going to come through to us with the potential you'd get locked out of your home system. There's really nothing to say about it other than that. v0v