Infantry Drones were initially developed and manufactured on Desolation, while the empire was plagued with worries about another bank-breaking war and taking those worries out on the native population. The Drones have been used in every conflict since, but have met with some controversy as their use means fewer Stenza are dying in glorious, honorable ways on the field of battle. Doctors everywhere are relieved, however, that they have to reattach fewer limbs because of this. Infantry Drones also see increased use during both Midwinter and the "Daylight Season" (which stretches from First Sunrise to Last Sunset), during which time many Stenza have religious or social obligations, and almost all Stenza celebrate festivities held in their culture since time immemorial. Most other martial activities are suspended for these seasons, but Infantry Drones are set to continue following their orders regardless.