I had a character concept and want to know if I can actually do what I want it to. So my basic idea is to make a mage-like character that has a pure magical whip that comes out of a wooden handle. The innate attack would go something like this: Innate Attack(1d Cutting, Melee Attack (1-4) -15%, Magical -10%)). I've never been too clear on the staff spell but from what I read it seems that the item has to be organic or alive at one point. So my question is:
Can a touch (deathtouch) spell travel through a wooden handle/wand and down a purely magical innate attack (much like a force whip) and transfer the spell into the target?
What if anything can the magic travel through? Some people suggested leather since it was alive at one point. And if that is the case what about things like vines, cotton and hair?