I had to petition this a couple of days ago as well.
It turned out I had an axe in my inventory that I was supposed to click on. That spawned a new quest line, that eventually after a couple of more quests lead me back to Artus who gave me the final quest to return to Dead Mans Hand and the conclusion to that story line. After that, you can go back and do the repeatable quest on DMH.
So, please check your inventory for clickable items (axe, wine bottle, notes etc)
Last edited by Sarmik; 14th September 2011 at 01:06..