When looking for Pk, I will usually hit scout until he narrates 2-4 times. Then I'll wait Gap for 5-10 tics. Then if nothing, I'll roam around.
My point is, the scouts are amazing and should be used all the time for anyone looking for PK. They literally spam an entire sides global communications. I don't use Discord as I don't like to be baited or bitched at or seeing people complain when they die. So I use the scouts in game to communicate with my opponents. I would invite everyone to do so. Don't ask on Discord "Pk anyone?" instead go hit scout and wait 5 tics. That's about the time it takes anyone willing to Pk to get to you or near you.
Keep to 1N 1E of Goat Patty takes a good chunk of a trolls moves and FD to Gap takes 1-2 tics of resting for a well eqed horse. So hearing the narrate and checking Blight or checking Dusty is unrealistic. If you see the narrate go off, the person setting it off is probably resting moves for 2-3 tics. So ride out and meet them!
Sorry for the derail. Use Scouts!
P.S. Don't kill the bloody scouts! Takes forever for them to repop and destroys chances at finding Pk.