I always looked at this picture and wondered what exactly was happening. I never thought of either of them as evil; I can’t really see signs of Chaos on either of them (though the staff of the Navigator might be Tzeentchian?). So I often wondered, what if it was just a crotchety old Navigator who has just had it up to here with everyone’s shit and found himself a private space to go hide. The Arbite woman has found him and said “move your arse and get back to your pod or I will kill you.”
And I’m convinced he’s just saying “aw hell,” in ye grouchy old man voice.
And then I found out apparently this is on the cover of a book that actually exists. How ‘bout that.
Still like the female arbitrator and the crotchety old man Navigator idea.