I, for some reason, woke up with an earworm of White Mountain from Genesis' Trespass album (of which I do not currently own a copy, a fact I should remedy).
White Mountain tells a fable involving a pack of rather anthropomorphized wolves, whose pack leader is actually anointed king, his authority symbolized by "a truth that only one wolf may know", a scepter and crown purportedly granted by the gods. Only the King of the pack is permitted to know of their existence; any other wolf that learns of them must die (a detail which must make succession rather difficult).
It also makes life rather difficult for one wolf, "Fang, son of Great Fang", who has learned of the existence of the crown and scepter, and therefore must die. To which end, he is being pursued by the entire pack, with One-Eye the King at their head. Wearing the crown and bearing the Scepter.
So ... at the denouement we have Fang trapped and cornered by the pack, confronted by King One-Eye, wearing the crown and bearing the scepter that no wolf but the King may see and live.
Let me know how that works out for you. It was a pretty nice pack, while it lasted. Still, I suppose you can always find another pack to rule. Just prove your authority by appearing before them wearing the ... oh, wait... gosh, darn. There goes another pack...