It's a mind-boggling mire of complexity, and information on recent events and schemes is much harder to find, but the archives can be used to piece together the general shape of how politics operates here, historically. It eventually becomes clear that the Cancellists have been on the rise for a while, and seem to use a strategy of needlessly complicated laws and regulations to prevent the other factions from taking substantial action. Over time the factions change and their goals and labels shift - the Centralists sought to reduce the autonomy of the other towns and villages Rotula Omali controls, and eventually morphed into the Conquerers, and then their current form in the Seafarers. The Economists nearly had a schism a while ago over something to do with the way money is stored and handled and moved.
The intrigues of the House of Lords cross over into the story at points, with a standout example being a prominent Seafarer family heir marrying an Economist family's daughter and this was frightening to the Cancellists so they got more aggressive about it. Affairs in other countries come into it too - this move seems kind of stupid, but in hindsight was clearly engineered to make sure the best sailors and shipmakers stay in Rotula instead of migrating to their rivals in other nations.
The Adventurer's Guild is famously neutral, taking bribes from all three factions to stay neutral and never actually siding with any of them. The Academy, too, is a player in this political scene. While not nearly as strong as the Adventurer's Guild, they're also far less neutral, and have been favoring the Economists lately. And with all the factions, money and high-level supporters are the two things that really support their power. The poor and low-level masses rarely enter the considerations of the halls of power.
She doesn't learn much about current events or recent intrigues, but from the general pattern the thing that got her attention - arcane restrictions on the sale of land and real estate - is probably part of the Cancellists' general obstruction strategy, to make it harder for the other factions to advance their goals and keep things the same as much as possible.
Also, she gained a Skill or two somewhere in her binge reading.