Before he assumed chieftainship, the Wind Raiders were a peaceful people, but Genogri was ambitious and power hungry and transformed his tribe onto a band of warriors. He did not care much for peaceful negotiations, tending to prefer violent solutions to all conflicts.
He possessed a blaster pistol that he had looted from a Rebel operative whom he had betrayed and killed. He was later tricked by other Rebels who acquired the starship of the murdered operative—also in Genogri's possession. He had test fired the blaster a couple of times, but did not really know how the weapon worked.