Originally Posted by Amnoriath
I know you didn't intend to do what I said it would do but even if you fix that what you have is a character that peaks at level 1. While maneuvers do still advance this class doesn't so why would they continue it when they could go into another martial PrC?
You are really going to have to explain what is your theme and goal with this class. I can tell you right now that it simply doesn't make sense for a scholarly, eastern savant warrior with no knowledge skills, only 2 skill points, and virtually no class features.
The highlander didn't focus on skills or tricks over just knowing many various swordsmanship styles. This class only focuses on maneuvers and nothing else. Also, what do you mean by needing to fix the recovery mechanic?