In 1527, it was the county assembly and the seat of the archive of the Zemplín seat. In the same year, Ján Zápoľský conquered and set him on fire. The archive of the Zemplín chair also burned down during the fire. However, the castle was repaired and renovated again.
In 1575, František Nádašdy's wedding to Alžbeta Báthoryová was married in nearby Vranov nad Topľou, and she was registered in the legends as a bloody countess bathed in the blood of virgins. Čičva Castle was also a part of the bride's vein. The countess stayed at it only exceptionally. Legends also include speculation that Čičva wasted two maids at the castle itself. However, the legends of the Bloody Countess have never been confirmed. In 1610, the castle was given to Elizabeth by his daughter Katarína, who married Juraj Druget of Humenné. This put the castle in the hands of the Druget family, who contributed to its greatest expansion. In 1684 it was conquered by Tököli's troops. In 1704, the troops of Francis II seized it. Rákociho. They repaired the damaged parts and secured the castle. It was in the hands of the Rákoci rebels until 1711, when the Rákoci commander, Count František Barkóci, joined the side of the imperial troops and gave them a castle, which was demolished by the Imperial General Laucken.