Dawn started life as an actual male-lives-at-the-North-Pole Santa's elf.
Then turned into a human old male shopping store Santa's elf. Then became a human middle-aged female shopping store Santa's elf.
Now she's 20-ish. And dead. She died with a booze buzz. When our hero meets her, Dawn's had that buzz since the mid-1980s.
The stunning image on the left comes courtesy Jenny Dayton.