See, I was willing to take a soft approach to Irving, I mean if you play as an Amell or Surana you are his star apprentice…but as I am re-playing Awakening and DA2….
Anders was held one year in solitary confinement, and Irving did nothing….absolutely nothing. Now you can say it was all Gregoir, but the thing is Gregoir actually kinda listens to Irving. And if it had been completely up to Gregoir, why not just kill him? He had already broken more rules than the other mages.
So Irving had to be involved somehow, in Awakening Anders doesn’t bite his tounge on how he despises Irving.