Just wanted to make sure this guy still spawns. My OCD is forcing my to farm him until I get the short sword but I haven't even seen him yet. Going to the area around the shrine almost due west of the Fire Caves and scouring all of the areas around there that have grass. I'll stand still in each spot for 5-10 seconds, cleaving/great cleaving and waiting for him to pop. I'm now up to 52 runs total between all my toons and have not seen him spawn a single time.
Doing the area around the loc (Standard): You are at: r1 lx740 ly713 i74 ox95.90 oy37.88 oz229.27 h351.6