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My prefix gives a lesson
My infix makes a sound
My suffix is a tunnel
to keep smoke off the ground

For a kingdom that's worthy
Though it stands tall
If it does not heed this message
It is sure to fall

Who/what am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ This is my first try at compiling a Riley riddle. Hope you like it! $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Jan 23 at 9:08
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    $\begingroup$ It's teacherbangchimney, obviously. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jan 23 at 12:17
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I think the answer might be

Parabellum

My prefix gives a lesson

Parabel sounds like "parable" - a simple story used to illustrate a moral lesson. (this is the loosest part of the answer)

My infix makes a sound

Bell

My suffix is a tunnel
to keep smoke off the ground

Lum (another word for a chimney)

For a kingdom that's worthy
Though it stands tall
If it does not heed this message
It is sure to fall

"Si vis pacem, para bellum" is a Latin adage translated as "If you want peace, prepare for war". Particularly, the "para bellum" part means "prepare for war", a particularly strong message for our kingdom.

Note

Parabellum is also the name of a firearm cartridge

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  • $\begingroup$ Excellent! That didn’t take long for you. I even had the hints set up :) $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Jan 23 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ The last note mentioned in your answer was also to be posted as a hint! $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Jan 23 at 13:25

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